United Way Kick Off 2020
Kathleen and Ruby had the privilege of attending the Central Alberta United Way Drive-in Campaign Kickoff. Shalom is very blessed to receive generous funding from the United Way along with numerous other non-profit agencies in the city of Red Deer and surrounding area. Sometimes it is easier for us to look at the struggles of not for profit work in a society where it may seem the need far outweighs the means. It was encouraging to hear about and see the good work that is being done with the resources being made available. One of the individuals speaking at the Kickoff was a young lady whom various agencies have been assisting for many years as she lived with abuse, homelessness, and addictions. She reports that she is now clean and sober, lives with her toddler son and has relationships with her children in family services care, and works for a local agency providing mentoring supports to others who are in similar positions to what she has come from.