You can sponsor a family for $50 each month, which allows For Life to purchase gas vouchers and food for that family. The families come to a designated location once a month to pick up their food and gas vouchers and are prayed with, loved on, and encouraged. They are also given recipes that can be made with the food they receive. Quarterly the families receive items like toilet paper, paper towels, and laundry detergent.
On the application to be part of For Life, the family lists the goals they set for themselves for the next 12 months. We are able to direct them to community resources to help them meet those goals. The families in our program can also apply for financial assistance with educational or medical expenses and home or car repairs.
Our hope is that the sponsor would not only support the family through their financial contribution, but would also pray for their family, write an encouraging note to them, or come to a food distribution to meet them face to face. We are currently having fellowship times with the families in our program when they come to pick up their food that last about an hour. During this time, the families have time to connect with each other, hear a devotion from the Bible, and share prayer requests. These fellowships are held once a month from at Willowbrook Church, Graces of Gurley, and Crossroads Church.
To sponsor a family, contact Jennifer Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 256-457-4916.
We love working with our ministry partners – Manna House, Lincoln Village, Graces of Gurley, Huntsville Inner City Learning Center, New Hope Elementary, and Owens Cross Roads Elementary. We have been able to give back to them in various ways. At Lincoln Village, we provided welcome home kits to their new residents.
At New Hope Elementary, we were able to help restock their supply closet with socks, underwear, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, and soap.
At the Huntsville Inner City Learning Center, we provided food that can be distributed to the families they serve.
We love to give encouraging notes to our families when they pick up their food box. If you would like to write some notes, please contact email@example.com.