Help to set up Center for Psychological and Spiritual Help!
My name is Mihail and I am from Moldova – little and beautiful country in Europe. English is not my mother tongue, so pardon me for eventual misspellings. I am 29. I graduated from technical University. Immediately after my graduation, I joined one of the best local companies, securing for myself a high position. I liked my job very much and I did it well. That is the reason why sometimes I feel kind of nostalgia about that time. I had not bad salary for our country, financial stability, good living conditions and not the least – I was involved in a work, which I considered as my life’s purpose.
Meanwhile, I started to feel that my life is meaningless, because I was centered only on my work, so I completely forgot about other things. I felt that I was heading in wrong direction, for I became unhappy and unsatisfied. I had perpetual sensation that I was wasting my life while I have not done anything valuable. It seemed to me that I betrayed my student’s desire to make this world better. I suppose many people have experienced the same feelings as me. Pondering on my situation I came to the conclusion that until I don’t stop only taking and don’t begin to give and help others who are in need, I will continue to feel frustrated and disappointed. Therefore, something should have been changed.
What I have changed? I have decided to be more generous and to try to give more. I have started to give a part of my money to different charitable organizations, aimed at supporting children from poor backgrounds, helping people fight cancer, and overcome natural disasters. In addition to this, I quitted my previous well-paid job and found a part-time one, which gave me opportunity to volunteer and help local activists to provide food, clothes and shelter to low-income and poor people.
What I have noticed? Being volunteer, I have noticed that so many people need not just basics things like food or clothes, which I suppose all charitable organizations can provide to one extent or another. However, what these vulnerable people lacked were the warmness and interest. They needed a place to refuge where also they might find real friends, which will have their backs. People needed a hand of help in critical moments of their lives when they had not more willpower to move on and were going to give up. They needed support to stand up. Also, people I have seen needed hope. Besides providing them food for one day, people should have been encouraged and taught how to support themselves, to become strong once again and to be independent. People needed a ray of hope that things are going to change for better if they are ready to act, that they can make difference, that they actually are masters of their own present and future. Unfortunately, for the most part charitable organizations and churches have not provided such a support even though we can negate their positive role.
Just imagine a teenager who suffers tacitly from depression and wants to kill himself. Or, a drug addict who really wants to overcome his bad dependence and come back to normal life. Picture for yourself a victim of violence, who is desperate to find a refuge and help. Maybe we are speaking about a person who has just lost his beloved, or a person who are trying desperately to find a God, but feel guilty for his past mistakes. As you may see, so many people need help and we can provide it. It would be great to provide such a help, would not it?
Unfortunately here where I live we don’t have much organizations of this kind where people described above would have been able to find spiritual and psychological help, while existing ones (non-profit organizations, charitable organizations, churches etc.) either are not respected or are not trusted at all.
That is the reason why I have decided to set up a Center for Psychological and Spiritual Help.This place will be aimed at providing spiritual and psychological help to people from all backgrounds regardless race, skin color, social background, religious affiliation and other criteria. The Center is going to be the place, where people will be able to find consolation, help, support and new friends. There would be no place for politics and other things, which disunite people. The support will be provided free of charge and entire activity will be based on donations and volunteer’s activity ground.
What I have managed to do by now? Using my own modest savings, I have bought a plot with an unfinished building, which after renovation and reparation will be appropriate place for center’s purposes. There has been already started renovation activities, in order to reconstruct and redesign existing building, and enlarge internal rooms.
However, there are still so much work to do. We have to reinforce foundation, repair floors and ceilings, change and redesign roof, install ventilation system, heat system, made and insert doors and windows, repair staircase, make interior decoration, buy and install necessary appliances, pay the contractor, landscaping etc.
Until now I have already spent approximately 19.000 $ of my own savings for purchasing a plot and existing building, paying off the debts of previous owner, legalizing the contract, paying taxes, and buying building materials for the first stage of reconstruction. By my calculations, we need at least 39.950 $. If we had had for instance just 40 backers who are willing to give no less than 1.000$, our goal would have been fulfilled more rapidly. However, as I guess, probably even this sum will not cover all expenses connected with equipping the future Center.
That is why I need your help! We accept all donations, because no matter how much you give, your contribution may transform for better dozens and hundreds of lives. Make a donation for Center for Psychological and Spiritual Help! Sustain us financially to make this world a better place to live!
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