It’s a painful thing when tragedy strikes. And sometimes the consequences are enormous.
Take Mark for instance. A young man working hard in construction before he fell off a two-story building. Thankfully, Mark survived the fall. However, the suffering he endured as a result of this accident pushed him into an addiction for pain medications, eventually leading to stronger drugs like meth.
Mark ended up losing everything and becoming homeless. Luckily, he had loving parents who reached out to help. They contacted us in February and signed him for our Curtis Center transitional housing program.
The good news is Mark has made great progress overcoming his addiction during these last six months. We think he is going to make it. Recently Mark was approved for long term disability and is now in the process of getting his own place.
What was a tragic story may finally have a happier ending!
Just know your partnership with us is enabling men like Ralph get back on their feet again. We currently have 35 to 40 men staying in our Curtis Center. They all have a story to tell. Many face situations that are very difficult to get out of. And it really is hard to pull yourself up by your bootstraps without boots. What they are hoping for is a helping hand!
Please consider being that helping hand. Any financial gift you can give this month will make a difference!!
God bless you,
One Day Without Shoes
Annual Shoe Drive with Cornhusker State Bank
Donate new or used shoe donations at any Cornhusker Bank location or any Collection Site partner from August 31 – September 12th. Cornhusker Bank and People’s City Mission partner to help raise awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a person’s life by hosting a One Day Without Shoes event annually. Bring new or used wearable shoes, or cash donations to help put shoes on the feet of Lincoln’s less fortunate. In the 9 years of hosting this event, Cornhusker Bank’s seven locations and numerous business partners have collected over 162,000 pairs of shoes and monetary donations totaling over $77,000!
With this amazing amount of shoes and money we collect, we will be able to help thousands of people. Thank you Cornhusker Bank for creating this event and thank you, all of Lincoln for all your kindness.
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