Freddie is a Native American young man whose mother died of cancer when he was just 9 years old, leaving he, his three younger siblings, and his dad to fend for themselves. A year and half after his mother's death, their house burned down, leaving Freddie and his family homeless and destitute. Through your support of Pikes Peak United Way's Community Fund, the family was provided permanent shelter, and food - not only at school, but also at home. Most importantly, the children were enrolled in supervised afterschool programs where they were not only safe, but received help with their homework and were encouraged to become involved in activities such as Scouting and sports, to increase their self esteem.
Then there's Julie, a single mom with three children, left abandoned and homeless with no one to turn to for help. She was able to call 2-1-1 and get a list of services to get her back to a state of self-sufficiency. Last year, with your support, Pikes Peak United Way's 2-1-1 Information and Referral program served over 26,000 people in need in our community with the resources they required to regain their independence. The typical caller was a single mother in her early forties, living on $1,000 a month.
And then there's James. Anyone who's been associated with or knows the local Soup Kitchen knows James, as he's worked and volunteered there for the past 12 years.
Because of your continued support, you help James provide over 600 meals a day to our community's most vulnerable - the working poor, disabled veterans, the elderly, and those affected by homelessness.
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