I am feeling a little bit behind on everything this week but nothing would get in the way of tabulating the comments for November on It’s Just Life. My favorite day of the month is always the first because I get to reveal how much Chris and I will be donating to the cause of the month AND revealing the new one.
This past month I chose Lava Mae to be our recipient. You can read all about this fabulous organization by clicking here to read my November 1st post. Lava Mae takes retired transportation busses and repurposes them into mobile showers. What a simple but amazing concept. I was drawn into the interview posted on their website with Doniece Sandoval and you can read it by clicking on this link and scrolling to the bottom of the page and click on FAQ to read the entire interview. It is a simple thing but something that makes a huge impact on those who are served.
My readers continue to be faithful commenters and I am happy to share that Chris and I will be making a donation of $175 to Lava Mae in support of all of their efforts. Thank you to each one of you who takes the time to stop by and leave a comment. They all add up.
There are so many worthy causes and so many pop up in my news feeds especially during the holiday season . I decided that in December I would support a local organization that I have heard and read a lot about. Sharing House -Transylvania Christian Ministry, Inc. which is located locally in Brevard, North Carolina.
When I worked at Epworth UMC in Concord, North Carolina we supported Cooperative Christian Ministry. Sharing House is very similar in its outreach and mission and I love how this is an organization right here in my own community. I am honestly looking forward to being able to be a more active part of their ministry (I just need to stay home a little bit more).
I love what this organization stands for, don’ t you? I especially love how they have spelled out their core values on their website:
Hope We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person without regard to race, age, creed, gender or social standing. We honor each individual’s desire and search for future good.
Compassion We provide an atmosphere of non-judgmental listening, respect and assistance where priority is given to the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of all persons.
Integrity We adhere to moral and ethical principles in all things. Our words and actions are consistently open, honest and ethical.
Teamwork We honor a culture of client-centered teamwork where the contributions of staff, volunteers and clients are valued.
This organization was started in 1981 out of a desire to provide for those locally and to take seriously the command to “love our neighbors as ourselves.” Backed by over 40 congregations and innumerable individuals and groups this organization is making a difference in the lives of those who are served. Volunteers are vital and each volunteer is very important in the ongoing operation of this organization.
I am thrilled to feature Sharing House as our Comments for a Cause recipient for December. It’s really simple to support them by leaving a comment on any blog post during the month. Chris and I will make a donation at the end of the month of 50 cents for each comment with a cap of $500. I would love to be able to reach that cap this time so please come daily and comment. Feel free to share with your friends.