2016 Appeal for the Poor: Because of You

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Ashley and Anthony came to CCS homeless and hungry, looking for food and a safe place to stay. What they found was a community of caring staff and volunteers who encouraged, supported, and worked with them to ensure their small family found safety, stability, and hope.

Every day, lives are changed because CCS/CHS supporters generously give of their time, energy, and finances. Because of you, this year Ashley and Anthony will celebrate their baby’s first Christmas in their own home.

Thanks to CCS supporters, Ashley, Anthony and baby Eli are together, safe and healthy.

Ashley was six months pregnant and both were in recovery, working hard to turn their lives around and find a safe place where they could keep and raise their precious child.

Their journey of hope and healing began with a daily trip to a CCS food program, where Ashley would eat her only nutritious meal for the day.  This ritual became the needed entryway to work with supportive staff to find the one thing they needed most – safe and permanent housing.

It was on Ashley’s birthday, after Eli was born and they were resting in the hospital, that CCS staff visited the new family with wonderful news.  Amid smiles and tears, excited staff presented a birthday card that contained a single, shiny key and a simple, life-changing message… “Happy Birthday— the key to your new apartment!”  As Ashley cuddled her son, she beamed with gratitude and said: “Without CCS, we wouldn’t be a family.”

Every day, lives are changed because people like you hear the cries of the poor and respond to the great need by generously giving of their finances, time, and energy. Without your faithful partnership, many of these individuals and families would have nowhere else to turn.


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