I reached out to you with an absolute desperate plea in September; if we did not reach our budgeted revenue for July, August & September, we would have to cut back & no longer have Emergency cots on our 1st floor for up to 250 precious souls. We would also have to limit the number of families we could serve. I shared that our hearts wouldn’t let us do that, & your overwhelming unbelievably generous response allowed us to continue welcoming every single woman and family who has come to our door!!
Instead of a desperate plea, I want to tell you all the good that we will accomplish together this month & next if we make our budgeted revenue for December, $1 Million by December 31st!!
We will be able to;
Put up and keep up a heated tent like structure to room for 200 women guests in our back parking lot, complete with 8 restrooms and 8 showers.
Add a wing for families on our 5th floor so we will be able to continue to welcome all families who come to our door.
Add 15 units of permanent supportive housing at URM’s Hope Gardens for families
Continue moving ahead with plans to break ground next spring & build a satellite emergency shelter for 81 families in Compton.
All of this while still continuing to shelter & serve over 850 women and children and 550 men 24/7/365.
This is a big mountain to climb and a lot to ask of you, our partners, but we cannot step back from this FEMA like/Red Cross like disaster.
Let’s continue together to be The Mission that steps up when others step back & steps up to the need even when it seems impossible.