A couple days ago we shared the organization that we will give back to with the release of our Fall Line - Together For Good. Together for Good is a local organization that plays a critical role in protecting vulnerable children, preserving families and strengthening our community. Vulnerable, socially isolated families often don’t have anywhere to turn in times of crisis or when facing chronic stress. Below is just one of the many stories they have to share.
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A LIFE CHANGED
Shari's* situation was critical. She faced a life threatening emergency and was urged to go straight to the emergency room. But she resisted.
A single mother of three, Shari knew her children had nowhere to go once the school bell rang. The school social worker desperately searched for options, but there seemed to be none. She handed Shari a brochure for Together for Good in hopes we could help.
TFG staff took down the information and identified a host family within hours. Shari was rushed to the hospital and the children were welcomed into the host home.
Weeks became months as Shari faced multiple surgeries and long term hospital stays. The children thrived in the loving care of the host family. Volunteers visited Shari so she wouldn't be alone during her recovery. The host family's church team prayed, brought meals and drove kids. And hearts were knit together in friendship and care.
"I can't believe how much one little pamphlet changed my life."- Shari
Shari experienced the very heart of Together for Good. She told us Together for Good was everything she needed. And because of it, her life was not only saved, it was changed.
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It’s when we reach out to those in the most desperate of situations that lives can be changed. It’s those moments that God shines through. Grabs a hold of them. And simply whispers, “I care.” That’s all people need to be reassured of some days. Someone cares. Someone cares enough about me to say yes. Even if it’s a coffee, a note, a ride, or the willingness to watch their children. Action in the form of a yes can bring a smile or it can change of life.