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Days of Compassion
Learn how you can change a child’s life–in Jesus’ name
Featured Cause – Blood:Water Mission
Blood:Water Mission is a group of passionate people who have been inspired by our friends in Africa, friends who face unbearable challenges from the HIV/AIDS and water crises. We creatively and thoughtfully raise awareness and the necessary funds for the provision of clean blood and clean water in sub-Saharan Africa.
At the age of 22, Jena Lee Nardella founded Blood:Water Mission alongside the band, Jars of Clay as a call to personalize the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa. The members of the band were committed to share the often-untold stories: those of creative, compassionate, hard-working Africans bringing health, hope and healing into their respective communities.
We are NOT a charity: We are partners. We are friends. We come alongside community leaders in villages and towns across the continent of Africa. It would be tempting to swoop in, dig a well and go home. But in several years those wells would run dry. To make a substantial, sustainable, difference in these communities we listen, learn and build relationships with those who know the challenges and solutions best — the people we are striving to serve.
Build a Stand for Clean Water
Build a Lemon:Aid stand in your community to quench the thirst of someone in your neighborhood, then donate the funds to Blood:Water Mission to quench the thirst of someone half way around the world in Africa with clean, safe water. Over 320 million Africans lack access to clean, safe water – people like you and me – smart, talented, hopeful people – and we can partner with them to make a difference in their lives as well as ours.
Find out more about the LEMON:AID campaign
Featured Cause: Shepherd’s Table
For the past 30 years, Shepherd’s Table has provided clothes, meals and services to those in need in Silver Spring, MD.
Shepherd’s Table is a non-profit organization in downtown Silver Spring, supported by volunteers, religious organizations, government, businesses, foundations and individual donors. Our mission is to provide help to people who are homeless or in need by providing basic services, including meals, social services, medical support, clothing, and other assistance in an effective and compassionate manner.
Since 1983, Shepherd’s Table has been a necessary and effective resource welcoming and serving those in need in Silver Spring.
Featured Cause – Doorways
Doorways for Women & Families of Northern Virginia envisions a community where all people live free of violence and have safe and stable housing.
They see a future without homelessness, or domestic violence. And it’s why they create pathways out of domestic violence and homelessness toward safe and stable lives.
Help support children go back to school this fall.
Provide school supplies, and basic needs like a safe place to be after school, dental checkups, and more. Doorways has over 80 children in their programs who need help receiving these opportunities. Learn More
Help families in shelter by purchasing one of the many items on their Amazon registry.
Pledge Drive – Week Of
Featured Cause: Habitat for Humanity – Montgomery County
Although we live in an area with some of the richest counties in the nation, there are still people in our midst who live in poverty.
Habitat for Humanity–Montgomery County is working toward a solution by offering low-income families an opportunity to purchase an affordable home.
If you’d like to get involved in helping to end the cycle of poverty and build a stronger community, we encourage you to check out Habitat for Humanity.
SOME (So Others Might Eat) helps the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. SOME meets the immediate daily needs of food, clothing, and health care. Their mission is to help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness. Each day, SOME is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time.
What Can You Do?
Volunteers play an essential role in SOME’s work, helping to feed the homeless, tutor children in our affordable housing programs for families, serve vulnerable elderly and more.
SOME advocates for policies and programs that will better serve the needs of all homeless and other poor people in DC.
Your donation helps provide food for the hungry and homeless, medical care for the sick, and other services that protect and transform the lives of the homeless and poor in our community.