Our low-income neighbors are in need. Are you able to give today to help our clients remain fed, safe and stably housed during the current pandemic.
Now, more than ever, homeless and low-income populations need help from their communities. The uncertain health and economic consequences of COVID-19 impact us all, but many of the households in our housing programs are facing a crisis. They have been laid off, suffered significant cuts in work hours, or been forced to miss work to be home with young children. They have few or no assets to fall back on. Their ability to buy food and household necessities and pay rent or utility bills on their own has been directly impacted during this global crisis. However, our mission stands strong and with your support, we will continue to prevent and end homelessness in our community!
May 5th is #GivingTuesdayNow, organized by GivingTuesday as an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to stand together in unity to provide food, rental assistance, and household necessities to those in need. You can make a difference while practicing physical distancing. Whether it’s providing supplies/food to a neighbor, advocating for an issue, volunteering, or giving to important causes like homelessness and affordable housing, every act of generosity counts.
Our #GivingTuesdayNow goal is $5,000. Mark and Jeremy (story and picture below) are one of the 127 households in Bridges' housing programs. With your help, we can continue to provide essential services and support to them and other households in need.
Re-entering society after a 9-month jail term, Mark was determined to rebuild his life honestly. But he had no resources and nowhere to live. For two months he worked his way back onto his feet, working two jobs and living at a shelter until ultimately moving into his own apartment. Mark was determined to reconnect with his 8-year-old son, Jeremy, and provide him a stable home. Unfortunately, Mark soon became overextended and spending several stressful days seeking food and financial assistance from community resources and charities.