02 Jul Because of YOU, We’re Serving Homeless Neighbors This Summer.
A note from Allison Melangton.
Hot dogs, fireworks, the beach…4th of July is the best excuse to kick back and relax. The holiday celebrates our nation’s freedom, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Throughout the weekend, we enjoy many traditions such as family gatherings, cook-outs, fireworks, and relaxation in the summer sun.
But if you were homeless, your holiday would look completely different.
Let’s switch gears and imagine you’re a homeless…
…mom of two kids, sleeping on your cousin’s couch in her cramped apartment. It’s summer break so your kids are home all day. Your cousin is out of patience and says you need to leave. You have nowhere to go but the streets.
…elderly woman, with no access to shade or water. You feel weak and disoriented. You wander every day, wearing and carrying everything you own. Clothes are drenched in sweat, and your skin is infected because you haven’t bathed in months.
These are just a few of the reasons why we’re expanding our Center for Women & Children—so no one is alone on the streets.
While I look forward to summer leisure and fun, it’s wretched for homeless women and children. The last things on their minds are summer traditions—like popsicles or fireworks.
Summer challenge at the Center for Women & Children.
It may surprise you to learn that homelessness among families can rise this time of year. Yet even though the need is critical, volunteerism and support typically drop for Wheeler Mission.
Even so, we’re “Building for Change,” putting our feet to the pavement and giving all we’ve got to expand our Center for Women & Children. It may be summer, but we’re not resting until the funds are raised!
This is why we’re “Building for Change!”
Rob & Debbie Wingerter: “We are happy to make our contribution to the Campaign for the Center for Women & Children because we know Wheeler is a wonderful investment for our community. We can trust Wheeler because they have a 125 year history of proactively caring for the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of men, women, and children who are at their most vulnerable. Wheeler has been there for many in their time of need, and it is our great honor to support Wheeler with additional donations so they can continue to help even more neighbors in our community.”
I love hearing stories about how our community’s generosity helps our neighbors in need through Wheeler Mission–neighbors like Angie. Watch this short video to hear her story of hope and family reconciliation!
I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve now raised $4.192 million towards our $12 million goal! Thank you to all who have contributed—we’re a third of the way there!
Thank you for your support and compassion towards our homeless neighbors.
Building for Change