Written by Ryan Keller
We are often asked about the types of resource requests that we receive at Hope4Healing, and we received a request today that seemed to be a good time to discuss both the type of request and how you can get involved in helping solve a need.
We received a request from a single mother who has a young daughter who will be going into kindergarten this fall. She was driving along the highway and went to hit the brakes only to have all four lock up on her and almost put her in the ditch. She explained that she just barely touched the brakes, but she was whipped around like she had slammed on the brakes. Not only are the brakes bad, but one of the struts on the car desperately needs to be replaced, but she can’t afford to get all of the work done. So what is this mother to do? Without a car she can’t work. This mother’s request was to help her find a new car for somewhere between $600.00 to $1,000.00. We, and this mother, know the reality that for $1,000.00 or less you won’t get much of a car. She has save for years to get this nest egg, so the reality is that she can’t afford a car payment. Sometimes it feels like life is against us, especially when we try to do the right thing.
You could reward this mother and her family in various ways; and it is in those ways that you can partner with Hope4Healing to make a difference. The easy answer is that if you have a decent, good running vehicle to sell this family you could easily fulfill this need. You can also pray for these families to hold them up and encourage them during the struggle they are facing in their life. However, did you know that you could donate money to Hope4Healing since we are a 501 c 3 not for profit organization and earmark it to help with requests like these? Finally, did you know that you can donate items to Hope4Healing like vehicles, land, houses, etc…? Even if the item donated does not benefit a family directly, the sale of the item can be used to help Hope4Healing’s budgetary needs to help families in need across Iowa. As with any donation, it is always best to consult a financial consultant to best identify how to properly make a donation.
If you would like to find out more about how to make a donation or to find out about the other ways you can get involved, call us at 855-584-HOPE (4673) ext. 700 to talk with Hope4Healing’s Executive Director, or email us at Info@Hope4HealingQuakerdale.net .