Dear Friend of Loaves & Fishes,
I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately. It’s only because of your ongoing support and prayers that we can do things a little differently at Loaves & Fishes.
Each day I see my staff and volunteers welcoming our guests by name. Names are so important to those we serve. That’s why we take the time to learn them.
The payoff is huge.
Many of our guests feel forgotten, ignored, and invisible. By learning the names of our guests we are able to begin the healing process. By taking the time to care about the concerns, needs, and desires of our guests and by treating them with respect, they begin to remember, or for some, discover, their value as human beings.
What happens next is a awe inspiring.
Our guests begin to open up. The toughest of shells begin to crack and we see beautiful souls. We see the roughest of characters standing up for the less capable. We see the recluse stepping up and sharing their stories with us. We see the hopeless standing up in triumph.
You are what makes this possible.
This is a fight. A fight against despair, hopelessness, loneliness, injustice, and apathy. It is a fight we must win!
I cannot stand still and see our brothers and sisters suffering in the streets. I am compelled, just as you are, to humbly walk with our guests. To learn who they are. And help them find their dignity and self-respect.
Our team here at Loaves & Fishes knows the value in a name. That’s how we do things differently. And it’s only through your support that we can do it.
Thank you for your ongoing donations.
Peace and Love.
Sister Libby Fernandez Executive Director Loaves & Fishes
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