On March 10th and 17th, the Share the Plate went to Project 31:25 whose Mission reads, “Guided by a relentless pursuit of Safety, Empowerment and Strength, we will strive to heal and restore all that the trauma from abuse has stolen. Our number one priority is to deliver Clarity, Dignity and Hope through every step of your journey.” The title comes from Proverbs 31:25 – “She is clothed in Strength and Dignity, and She laughs without Fear of the Future.”
What is Domestic Abuse? “A pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner. Including methods of Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Financial and Psychological abuse. Also including stalking.” (US Department of Justice).
We’d all like to think that this never happens in Fort Collins, but it does. Do you know the Cycle of Abuse? Find out and much more are on their website www.project3125.org
Thankfully we have organizations that address the needs of survivors. And we helped Project 31:25 by donating $1,656.53 from our shared offerings. This organization is still growing, and last year our donation amounted to 10% of their annual budget, we helped six families in need.
All of the amazing Share the Plate organizations welcome volunteers. Ready to get involved? Any one them is a good place to start. Remember when worship ends, service begins.
Kudos to you, the Foothills Congregation, for your endless generosity each Sunday. You make a difference!