Brazil is doing well, could do better

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 7:59 PM
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  • Someone asked me this weekend how we were funding feeding over 700 kids a day and spending $1,000 a day through Clay County Youth Food Delivery Program funded by donations to the Clay County YMCA without large grants and donors and employees. The only answer I had was, “I have no idea. People keep showing up and helping and people keep giving.” They asked where the money comes from. My reply: “Families, individuals, sororities, small churches, kids have lemonade stands, Girl Scouts have food drives, funds are donated in memory of lost loved ones, Vacation Bible Schools make us their project, kids donate all they have, local churches make us their mission, and they all say the same thing. ‘I’m sorry I know it isn’t enough.’” Someone is in charge and it isn’t us. We may be struggling a bit but I believe.

    We feed an immediate need, but my dream, prayer, and belief is we will come together as a community and change things so the need improves and we change lives. Cradles of Clay County changes lives. Support them! GOALS Academy changes lives. Both of those organizations change lives for generations. As do others that do much, but I am ignorant of what they do. You may not know about those two organizations or the others. That’s why we need to talk as a community, about our problems and solutions. If we can do that, if we believe together, communicate, work together and share we can do much.

    -- Posted by dugandterry on Mon, Jun 11, 2018, at 6:59 PM
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