“Following a series of house fires, we went from temporarily displaced to truly being without a home. It is a frightening feeling to know you can never go back again and have no idea of where you are headed. Fortunately, I never had to experience living in a shelter, but I understand the fear of uncertainty. I want to thank New Ground for opening your doors. By accepting my family you have changed our world.
You have exposed us to opportunities and resources that other people can only dream about. When I think about that cramped little room filled with tears, fears, heartache and pain, I know that there are miracles. This program has been a blessing to me and mine. I will forever be grateful.
I have had the advantage of working for the system and having to rely upon it. I know what it is to be on the other side of the glass. This experience has taught me valuable lifelong lessons. The first is to always do my best to help others in need for I never know when it will be my turn. Second, I learned that good change can come about if the appropriate measures are taken. How we approach the problem makes all the difference of how things will turn out. If I can go from being a single teen aged mother and having four children by the age of 24 to receiving a master’s degree and purchasing my own home, then the sky is truly the limit.
I wanted to say thank you for all of your help. I am so grateful for everything that New Ground has done. I know I may not always say it or show it but I remember it all and am so thankful. I remember it every time I cross someone in need and remember to go that extra mile.”
Wendy and her four children are doing well, with her three eldest now attending college successfully pursuing their own dreams for the future.