While trolling Facebook today,July 23,2014, I ran across a post entitled "Please share this; We are reaching out to our Facebook family because we need your help!"
This caught my eye because I was once (and will forever be) a Lovelady.
I am a writer, a mom and neighbor and a friend, all because of this amazing center and Ms. Brenda. As a journalist I cannot allow the gifts and resources I have go to waste, and having have had the experience I not only know that this is am amazing and effective Christian based program, but I know that it works.
The rest of the post went on to say, "The women who need to enter the Lovelady Program has now tripled. The problem is, they have no money for their Intake fee – a fee which we need in order to continue to maintain a facility housing 500+ women and children.
A woman walked to the Center recently. She had nothing – no bags, no clothes, no money. She told Miss Shay, our Director of Intake, “If you don’t let me in, I’m going to die.” Of course, Miss Shay did what we are having to do more and more now - let them in for free and trust that God will fill the financial hole that results.
It is very difficult to turn these women away, or even to just put a band-aid on the situation and refer them to a shelter. They need a life change. They need employment, education, counseling, rehabilitation, life-skills classes - and to continue to provide these services for the community, we need your help.
Will you join the I BELIEVE MOVEMENT and commit to only $25.00 a month? With a foundation of support, we will be able to continue to help those who really need it – the ones who are completely out of resources, the ones who cannot afford this life-changing program but are broken and ready for Christ’s Love to change them.
Please visit our website at www.loveladycenter.org and click on the I BELIEVE MOVEMENT to help, or send a check to The Lovelady Center, 7916 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama, 35206.
To truly understand what the Lovelady Center is about you have to see Shay's story: Attempted Murder Conviction Paves the Way to Peace
Thank you for your support and God bless your kindness. If you know anyone who may help us, please SHARE this to them!"
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us." -Helen Keller