Helping Hand up

March 6th, 2011

cid_X-1cid_X-2Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate; it affects people from all socioeconomic levels. It could be most anyone who might need a helping hand one day. It is fortunate for those in need that there are people who dedicate their lives to this cause.I had the pleasure of meeting Gaye King this past Saturday. Gaye is the Executive Director of Breath of Heaven and is the answer for many who have no where else to turn. She and her staff work to help those who are homeless from any number of factors beyond their control at times. Her nonprofit has just acquired a parcel of land with several buildings, most are in need of repair. Thirty volunteers of all ages showed up to remodel or remove all of the structures.

X’d out identities of victims who are at times too proud or afraid to ask for help are given assistance by volunteers of this organization who provide comfort in helping these victims realize the importance of knowing their identity once again.Once back in society as a proud, productive individual, everyone who is helped by this organization stands a better chance of “paying it forward” to others in need.
Never in my life would I have thought I would be addressing such issues; issues of domestic violence, victims of childhood sexual abuse, officers killed in the line of duty and wounded warriors, but kindness is the common thread which can help with the burden one carries through life once affected by such tragedies. It can help as well to averting such tragedies.

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