Monday, March 21, 2016

I deliver food to a local elementary school on behalf of Micah's backpack twice each month.  It's exciting when I see the number of bags decrease and troubling when it goes up.  It's hard to fathom that so close to home, there are children going hungry.

That got me to thinking, if so many children are hungry, what other issues co-exist with that.  Mental illness, joblessness, homelessness, disaster, abuse, and more.  So, I tried to research it.  Finding statistics on the 'needy' population in the NRV has proved difficult.  But, what I did find was that there are over 300 agencies in the area providing help to our community in different ways.  From A   to Z organizations such as Beans and Rice, New River Community Action, and Women's Resource Center are working every day to make a difference.

From improving the economic well-being of low income families, to providing pre-hospital emergency care to the sick and injured, providing crisis intervention and support services to victims of domestic violence and their families, and promoting responsible animal ownership and treatment. These are just a small sampling of what the charitable organizations in our community do.

Each one of these organizations exist because there is a need.  Many of us are in the fortunate position of not having to rely on the kindness of others.  It is possible though, that a neighbor, or your child's friend, or the woman at the grocery store working in the produce aisle, must.  Imagine for a moment what it might feel like if you were that person.  Wouldn't you want to know that help was just a phone call away?  It's not easy for anyone to accept a hand out but if it's the thing that gets you back on the road to prosperity, sanity, wholeness, then thank goodness there are those out there offering that hand.

I truly believe that what goes around comes around.  When I give of my time, my shoulder, or from my wallet it relieves me to know that if ever I should be in need, there will be someone there wanting to do the same.  Won't you join our mission to reach out and help our community by being one of the 100 or more women pledging to each contribute $100 on a quarterly basis to a local charity?  Imagine what $10,000 in unsolicited funds can do!

All charities and organizations up for consideration must be in the NRV area serving local needs, be a non-profit 501(c)3 and non-controversial. The goal is to keep it local and have an impact that WE CAN SEE in our community!

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  1. HJ Foundation is a charitable trust run by Mr. Harish Jagtani . And one of the renowned non-profit organizations in South Africa

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