Our people worked together to find people in need, either from referrals or shared public services (such as homeless shelters, refugee resettlement, IRC, and low-income schools). And when a family is identified as being in need, the team would meet with them to hear their story and learn just how we could help.
Some stories can be hard to hear.
“We met a single mom with a special needs child. She was from an African country, where she had escaped from terrible events. All of her family was killed. She was 16 at the time, and became pregnant from being raped. She fled to Egypt as a refugee before coming to the U.S. She was getting so much hope being helped by Academy, who was bringing in food and things that would help ease some of the burden in her life.”