It’s Back to School time in the National Capital Community! If you remember anything about middle school, it’s not easy being a teenager and getting ready for high school. United Way NCA works to make sure all students are able to learn and take that next big step.
Choosing to volunteer with United Way NCA’s Shoebox Project during Do More 24 was an easy choice for SHABACH! Ministries Inc., an organization that has been providing emergency food, clothing and resources to residents of Prince George’s County since 1996.
James is an elder who has end-stage lung cancer. He lives here at Joseph's House, a community of care for homeless men and women who are dying. Every day, for hours at a time, he sits on the front porch taking in the shimmering newness.
Sarah couldn't see a way out. Her heart raced, she couldn't sit still, and sleep felt impossible. Her anxiety came like waves, and physically hurt, preventing her from thinking straight, eating, and functioning each day.
There was a candle burning that night. That's one thing Donique remembers. His father was holding the candle so that he and his five sisters could see. The family's lights had been turned off for months.
Barbara Whitehead reached out to Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush With Kindness program for help after Hurricane Irene left numerous tree branches hanging dangerously close to her home. When asked why she should be selected for our program, Barbara said, “When my husband was alive he did all the necessary things. He worked so hard to maintain a decent home for us.”