Thousands of moms will go unrecognized in our community this Mother’s Day — too busy working a second job so there’s food on the table or caring for her family’s needs — all right here in our own backyard.
This May, partner with Second Mile to make a gift that will honor your mother, while helping a mother in need.
Donations at all levels will be acknowledged with a special letter to your honoree.
In two days, 250 families were able to shop at the Christmas Toy Store at Second Mile. They appreciated the opportunity to purchase toys at highly discounted prices for their children. This event was made possible by generous donations from around the community.
41,800 children, women and men who were hungry had food to eat.
1,200 families started to recover after a catastrophic flood.
And that’s only the beginning of all you did!
Please know food and basic needs are the first steps before so much more. When a neighbor faces trauma, she finds a listening ear from staff and volunteers. When he is desperate for work, he finds a path to get there.
You’ve helped your neighbors feel dignity and self-worth as image bearers of God. That is something powerful.
“I just wanted to feel peace. Now I feel peace,” a neighbor in great distress told us.
Imagine getting your two boys ready for school. It’s the crack of dawn. You’re bumping into each other in the tiny motel room you’ve been staying in. Without this room, you would be homeless. Expenses have piled up. Your two jobs are not enough to make ends meet. This is Ramona’s* real-life story.
Her story is one of hardship. But it changes because God uses people like you.
Ramona had a calling to help people. She had left a long career as a corrections officer to move closer to family. Now, the family was struggling. Her nephew suddenly passed away. Ramona helped pay for funeral expenses. One month later, Ramona’s own son needed heart surgery.
She came to Second Mile, for the same reason many people do. So her family would have food to eat. “My counselor was so warm and kind,” she said. “I appreciated the prayer.”
A conversation with a Second Mile staff member sparked Ramona to make a life-changing decision. Today, Ramona is on her way to becoming a law enforcement officer. She is excited knowing God can use her to influence many lives in this new role.
Ongoing heavy rains and flooding are causing devastation for families throughout the county. This has particularly affected the Rosenberg, Richmond and Simonton areas. Our staff and volunteers are partnering with local organizations to provide food and supplies in vulnerable areas. We want to keep you informed as we keep our ears to the ground. We… Continue Reading
We were living not only from paycheck to paycheck but right down to the very last penny. I was in a depressed state. After taking the financial education class, I realized what things I could cut out. I began to prioritize what we were paying and even refinanced my house. Now, we put away money… Continue Reading
Would you like to see some highlights from 2015, thanks to your generosity? Major moments include: In March 2015, we launched the Neighbor Choice Food Pantry. Then in June, we launched The Opportunity Shop at Second Mile. Our free clinic continues to help people without resources. And Mobile Second Mile grew to 7 locations in its fourth year.… Continue Reading
Donna enjoyed a great life until tragedy hit, and she found herself and her 3 children homeless. Richard lost everything through a series of events, including health challenges and homelessness, all while expecting a third child with his partner. Francisco encountered depression, joblessness and bad company after losing his mother. Each shares how they found… Continue Reading
After his mother passed away, Francisco fell into depression. The friends he found were alcoholics, in and out of jobs and constantly on the streets. He became one of them. Then he came to know about Second Mile. He found hope and stability. Now he works part-time at Second Mile through our job training program.… Continue Reading