Nick, a 52-year-old veteran, came into the Resource Center seeking help to get back on his feet financially. He was working for a motel part time while also staying there. He did not make enough money to cover all his needs. Through our Financial Care program, we were able to connect Nick with our Career Wow team. Our Career Wow team member, Tyler, was able to help Nick create a resume and give him the confidence he needed to look for a job.
“We did a total redo on my resume and with that man that day, I realized something. I initially was there thinking I’m a screw up but Tyler made me realize what I had accomplished and what a man I had become.”
He then shared with us that the hotel he was working for hired him full time!
“I think the owner of motel saw something different, he saw my confidence, my strength, and my attitude.”
Donna and her husband came to our Resource Center in need of moving assistance for the upcoming weekend. As they are Timberline Church attendees, and we partner with Timberline Church at the Resource Center, we put an ask out for volunteers specifically asking for them to help one of their own. Donna and her husband needed 3-4 volunteers, and on the day of their move 4 volunteers showed up with smiles. Not only were they able to help them move successfully, but the day after the move they all saw each other at Timberline Church and have continued a friendship. “We had a wonderful experience working with Chelsea, Mike and the 4 volunteers that came to our rescue in our house move. Given the short notice, they gave it their all! We really enjoyed the relationships we formed during the time they were helping us. Their terrific, generous, kind spirits were evident to the others who were not members of Timberline Church. Our move couldn’t have gone any smoother!! We are extremely grateful!!” – Donna
“I was just trying to survive – like I was making sure that I had food in my mouth, I had clothes on my back, I had the bare necessities the things that I felt that I needed at the time to be okay. I didn’t know what it looked like to live a life based on faith. Obviously my best thinking got me to the Farm, it got me homeless, it got me to drugs, it got me to hopelessness, it got me to a lot of very painful and dark places and it was the love of God and grace and truth that pulled me out of that. It has nothing to do with material objects. It was trusting in a process that I didn’t even necessarily believe in at first. It took an entire community to raise this child. I’m able to relate and I’m able to help others the same way that people helped me. He has redeemed my life. He has redeemed me. He has redeemed my heart. Redemption.”
John come into one of our partner churches on a Sunday in a crisis. John did not have a job which was causing his family to fall behind on bills. The church referred him to the Resource Center that week. We had the honor of meeting with John on a Wednesday, made him an appointment to meet with Career Wow on Thursday and got him connected to an amazing staffing agency we work with. By the following Wednesday he let us know that he got a job through the agency! John sent us this in his email: “Thank You!!!!! God is good. Have a job now through ASI”