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“Angels on Earth…” a testimonial

March 28th, 2013

All the time, people say to us, “I don’t know how you do it,” and some days, we can admit that our job, like any, can be really difficult.

But it’s emails like this one that make it all worth it.  Some members of our staff helped a local woman and her son obtain the resources necessary to move into a new, safe place.  She was scared, lost and feeling hopeless, and we did our best to make a difference. 

This email is about caring, believing, being thankful and giving back.  Please take a moment to read. 

Sent 3/27/13


What a fantastic morning, got our keys yesterday. Spent our first night in our new apartment. Setting up will take some time as in excitement, I just crammed things in bags. The emotion on my son’s face to have him walk into a HOME after 6 months was truly priceless. He was a big boy and slept in his own room, on his own air mattress (until his new hospital bed comes). He told me last night, “mommy, you have always told me that god has angels on earth working.  I think the ones he sent us are the best.” As much as the medical profession has told me that he can at anytime leave me to go live with the lord, I TRULY value every second with him and the 3 of you have allowed us to yet still create more memories. So in closing from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your kindness, care, compassion and generosity. Once things calm down WE would like to do some volunteer hours somewhere, so expect phone calls or emails.

[MY SON] has also asked to have a non-perishable donation birthday in lieu of presents so he too can give back.  Alright I’ve kept you all long enough, Thank you again and may the lord truly bless each and everyone of you and keep you safe!



Click here to see how you can give in lieu of birthday presents like this generous boy!