BOLM is Celebrating 30 Years!
September 2014 marked 30 years of service to our community. As Bread of Life Ministries, what does that mean? That means over three quarters of a million meals served to those who are hungry and in need. That means literally thousands of bed nights of warmth and shelter, to those without a home and a place to feel safe. That means apartments and case management for those who otherwise have been overlooked in our community and without stable housing. It means thousands of volunteer hours from our neighbors and community members, to ensure that our services continue. And it means many many generous dollars of giving from our local friends, businesses, churches and neighbors, to ensure that we keep our doors open, the lights on and the heat running.
Bread of Life Ministries is a reflection of a greater community, a community of people that have said no to turning a blind eye to the disenfranchised and hurting. Our community members have said to us through their time and generosity, no one will fall through the cracks and we see you, we see your need and we want to help. Bread of Life Ministries is more than a staff and its board members. It’s a statement and after 30 years it’s something bigger than a few individuals, it’s a mission held by a community of people who care.
Thank you all for 30 years of caring and honoring all that have come through our doors saying, “If you can’t help me, I don’t know what I’m going to do”. Thank you for allowing us the ability to say, “Don’t worry, we’re going to figure this out. You’re safe now. We can help”. What an honor it’s been to be part of something that is so much bigger then ourselves.
Thank you all for 30 years. 30 years of caring and giving. What a gift. What a blessing.
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