Featured Grant Recipient: Lighthouse

“In One Short Hour”
Lighthouse with rainbowOn any given day at the Lighthouse, sometimes within as little time as an hour, lives are transformed. On one particular day this past December, three…what we like to refer to as “mini-miracles”…occurred in one short hour. First, a new client walked in our offices in desperate need of help. Her and her husband had both lost their jobs and had just received an eviction notice. She did not know specifically what to ask for, only that she needed help with housing and food. She had two children, and while waiting to see a case manager to assist her with her needs, our receptionist and a therapist offered Christmas assistance as well. Due to the many wonderful community donations we received, Lighthouse staff members were able to help this mom create a Christmas for her children just days before the holiday. She cried tears of joy as she picked out cars and trucks that she knew her children would love. As she thanked the staff she stated, “We were not planning to have a Christmas!” In the end, she left that day not only with Christmas presents, but with vital information on how to obtain needed food and housing assistance, diapers for her children, as well as a great deal of hope for the future… (Read More)

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