For years, I have seen families and individuals contend with poverty, hopelessness and despair. I can no longer sit back and not advocate for families and children living in poverty. I have worked with families and children of extreme poverty, domestic violence, sexual abuse and neglect. I often hear people say there are not enough resources to empower them to overcome their predestined demise. I am founding the Renewed Strength Foundation. Renewed Strength will be a state of the art social service agency that provides long term solutions to eradicate poverty. Poverty is social disease that has spread with great force due to lack of access to affordable housing, a bad economy, inadequate housing assistance, and lack of affordable healthcare. Research has proven that poverty is the key driving force to chronic health diseases, crime, child abuse, domestic violence and mental health disorders. Renewed Strength will provide transitional apartments for families with children contending with homelessness, domestic violence, mental, illness and substance abuse. The organization will offer, job skill training, parenting classes, mental health and substance abuse counseling. The mission of our organization is to give families and children tools to succeed in life, despite their past and present circumstance. We will provide a family oriented environment that focuses on developing healthy relationships within the family unit, inspiring parents to gain new skills and credentials so they have a higher chance of economic independence.
However, today's tough economic conditions make it difficult for Renewed Strength to meet those needs without help from people like you. I am requesting a donation to start building this foundation. There is a lot of cost involved, including operating cost, salaries, filing fees for non-profit status, counseling services etc. Every cent donated will go to building and establishing The Renewed Strength Foundation. This is just the beginning of many fundraising initiatives. Your donation will bring us closer to our goal of $1 million dollars. There are many people within our area in desperate need of services that will allow them to grow and flourish. You can be assured that your donation will go to help a family fighting to survive in this tough economic period.