The recent SO WHO request for assistance was met with love and support. Over $800.00 was raised in a special offering on Sunday, June 24th, in response to the following appeal from Kimberly York.
I am reaching out to ask if I may make a plea on behalf of one of our families. We have been working with a mother with six children that was drug-addicted for some time. Unfortunately on Friday she died from an overdose leaving six school-aged children ranging from 3 to 16. CYFD has agreed to give guardianship to their maternal great aunt, who is 65. We have worked very diligently to get community resources for her, but we have one last major need. She must move into a house that can accommodate all of the children. As required by CYFD we have secured housing for her and SO WHO has been appointed financial power of attorney to help the aunt manage her monthly budget and providing case management services. We are trying to raise $1500 to help cover the deposit and first months rent. Our major challenge is that the aunt does not qualify for housing assistance because she is undocumented. I would like to ask if I can make a plea to your congregation to help support this family. Any amount will significantly help.
Thanks in advance for your consideration.
Kimberly D. York, MSSA, MNO, LCSW, LISW-S
The SO WHO program is housed on our campus. It is not too late to make a contribution. Checks are to be made out to SO WHO and can be mailed to the church or brought to the church office.
Update (July 4, 2018):
Kimberly York was present at worship on Sunday, the 1st of July, and read from the following note.