You are amazing! We are inspired by your outpouring of support for LifeWay’s Covid-19 Freedom Fund and for the women we serve. LifeWay Network established the Fund to assist safe house residents and alumnae who are facing financial hardship due to business closures and job loss during the pandemic.
For survivors, the money came at a critical time, enabling them to pay phone bills and buy essentials like groceries, hand sanitizer and disinfectant. One recipient, a participant in the WINGS Community Mentorship Program, expressed the feelings of many: “It was so wonderful to have this little extra. It was a big support and relief.”
Survivors of human trafficking, working to rebuild their lives, are among the most vulnerable to economic downturns. For JS, a safe house alumna, the struggle was even more immediate and frightening because she was battling the virus. She shared how the financial assistance made a tremendous difference during her recovery:
Thank God, my symptoms were not too severe, and I was able to stay at home and avoid the emergency department. I was able to get groceries and cough medicine, and even a big jar of Vicks. It was a huge help to sleep at night.
Today, I am feeling better. Life has come back to the new normal. I am looking for a job as an essential worker with a huge smile on my face. Life is good. Your help makes a huge difference in our lives. I want to reiterate how thankful and blessed I feel for your benevolent help. May God bless and keep you safe in these difficult times.
Your generosity provided hope and healing to the women we serve and helped us spread kindness during this time of fear and uncertainty.
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