July Update from Executive Director
In this month’s edition of our e-newsletter, I want you to know that we have a real need for funds this month. Our donations are dropping off rapidly through these hot summer months and the current 40-year high rate of inflation is impacting our ability to purchase and provide the goods and services we offer to those in need.
Even on a nice sunny day people lose their homes and find themselves on the street with nowhere to go. Summers are especially hard on children who miss school meals and stay home with little or no food in the house. If we were a business, we might close for the summer. But then we would see more people sleeping in their cars, abandoned buildings, or even in the woods. There is no other place to care for people like Neighbors of Hope does.
We must help all we can. The government cannot support this Gospel-driven, life-transformative work we do. But we’re very glad you do. With your help this summer we will provide hundreds of meals and nights of shelter. Many will be relieved and find the strength they need. But our prayers go beyond that. We ask God to use each of these kind acts to show the needy that Jesus loves them. His love and yours, are enough to make it through the struggles of life. Thank you for sharing in this heart-lifting work.
Please help as much as you can. You are a blessing to us and all who come here with rarely more than hope and a prayer and the clothes on their back. Please remember us this summer. Our residents need you. Thank you.
Pastor Steven Palmer