Shelter from the Storm Breakfast
On May 1, 470 individuals gave one hour of their time to learn more about our neighbors in need. You heard James's story of change, going from foster care, to being a homeless alcoholic; and his incredible transformation into the husband, father and small business owner he is today with the help of Volunteers of America's transitional housing program for former foster youth.
In James's own words, "On behalf of myself and my family I want to take this opportunity to thank you for helping me beat the statistics and helping become the man that I am today. Thank you."
We were also blessed to watch Kent Lacin's film (below) exploring the struggles faced by our brave men and women when their military service is over. And how the dedicated men and women at our Veterans program are working to help them heal the wounds of war and homelessness. If you were moved by the stories of these individuals' journey, please share this email and this video with your friends and colleagues.
Our CEO Leo McFarland shared his hopes for the coming years. "Your trust allows us to be proactive and responsive to the growing numbers of men, women and children who walk through our doors looking for someone to listen, guide them and help them back on their feet. Together we are changing our community - one child, one family, one person at a time."
To see pictures from our Shelter from the Storm breakfast, click here. While you're there, "Like" Volunteers of America to see more stories of change and how supporters like you are helping transform our community.
Thank you for your commitment to Volunteers of America and the individuals and families we serve. To make a gift to support our mission, please download the pledge form here. This year, we are excited to announce an anonymous donor has offered a matching gift up to $200,000. For each dollar pledged by a current or new Evergreen Society member, our anonymous donor will pledge two dollars. This turns a $1,000 gift into $3,000 to suppor the life-changing progams and services we provide.
Thank you for your ovewhelming support.
Shelter from the Storm
is an inspiring one-hour breakfast highlighting how our supporters are helping change lives and transforming our community. An annual favorite, this event features moving stories of change as told by Volunteers of America clients. Come learn why we do what we do.