(via POPVille) — if you can spare a few bucks, or spread the word, this is a pretty critical need.
The Northwest Center is an organization serving mothers and children in need in Washington, DC, and have been in operation since 1981. These women are usually neglected and abandoned at the most vulnerable time – when they are pregnant, or have recently given birth. The Northwest Center provides them assistance and support, and also provide housing in their Maternity Home for those most in need.
While we have had unseasonably warm weather, as you know, the temperatures have dropped down and started snowing. Over the weekend, one of the two boilers the Center and Maternity Home use for heat broke. It is over 30 years old, and it is damaged beyond repair. It will cost them over $10,000 to get the new heating system they need. They do not have enough money to fix their heat. Please help. They are in desperate need to keep the moms and babies warm! No amount is too small. If you cannot make a donation, please just say a prayer (or some equivalent) that they can get the funding they need. The Northwest Center relies solely on the generosity of others. To donate via PayPal go here.
I am happy to provide more information about the organization – I just wanted to spread the word to help those in need. The director of communications can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen
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