The latest Restoring Dignity project is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday October 20-21st, 2012. You can see details about the project on the Restoring Dignity 10-2012 page. This month, we are going to be helping a family that recently immigrated from Burma. The father’s major physical disability, and the mother only being able to find minimum wage employment, has caused this family to struggle with obtaining basic needs. We are going to help lift some of this burden. Join us!
The new Restoring Dignity project is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 10am-8pm. We are in need of specific donations, all of which are detailed on the Restoring Dignity 9-15-2012 page.. We hope to see you there as we work together to bless this family that has known recent tragedy, after losing their father.
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 17:53
I am happy to report that the Restoring Dignity weekend (actually two weekends) was a SUCCESS! We received more than all of the supplies that we asked for, and we were able to clean, repair, and provide for the basic needs of this family. We had 30 volunteers, used 7 gallons of paint, carpet cleaned for over 6 hours, scrubbed more walls than I would like to count, and put in 36 hours of work (over the span of three days). All of that hard work paid off, as the house looks AMAZING! You can view a video of before and after pictures at the bottom of the Restoring Dignity page, as well as view a video of a walk through of the completed house! I cannot say thank you enough to everyone who donated and/or volunteered! All of you were PHENOMENAL
All of the supplies that were not used will be taken to our next Restoring Dignity project. I have recently learned of two additional widows, within this immediate family, and both of them need assistance. This is just the tip of the iceberg! I will be posting the new project soon, as I am meeting with the second family later this week.
With that being said, we will be doing a continuous supply drive for any unused or no-longer needed home supplies. So before you take your household items to the thrift store, sort out any gently used items and send them our way!
Thank you again for all of your support and generosity! I am proud to have so many friends and family members who want to make an immediate difference in the lives of those in our community. Hope to see all of you again soon!
Friday, August 10,2012
The issue that has been placed on my heart, is revolving around helping a family that I know and love. They have recently lost a daughter, the mother is widowed, and there are four remaining children in the home. Next weekend, in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday August 18th, 2012, and Sunday, August 19th, 2012, we are having a “WEEKEND OF ACTION.” We are going to bless this family in a BIG way by cleaning, repairing, and providing for their basic needs.
All that I am asking is that my friends and family (and friends of friends, and family of family) come together, donate used or new supplies, and work together to bring this family some dignity and hope.
All the specifics can be found here: Restoring Dignity- An Urgent Matter