Making a Difference One Family at a Time
We desire to give people a hand up by leading them to a life of faith in Christ, and helping them become self-sufficient members of our community.
This is achieved by providing spiritual and physical resources at no charge to anyone in Polk County.
If you need help we are here for you!
The number of Americans living in poverty has grown significantly in recent years, swelling to 37 million people in 2005 – nearly one out of every eight people in the United States. Poverty’s rise to 12.7% of the total population represented an additional 7 million people falling into poverty since 2000.
Nearly 40% of America’s poor over the age of 16 worked either part-time or full-time, yet could not earn enough to secure even the basic necessities of life.
Three out of four children in poverty lived with a family member who worked at least part time. One out of every three children in poverty lived with someone who worked full-time, year round.