I Feel So Relieved!

On January 16, 2014

Julie, a homeless mother, entered the clothing bank.  A friend had brought her.

The mother had spent the past ten days in a lean-to on the property where the friend is living, warming herself with a fire on these freezing nights. “I am staying with my ex-mother-in-law,” said the friend.  “I cannot invite anyone else into the house.  I don’t know how to help my friend.”

When Julie finally left the clothing bank an hour later, St. Francis House had reserved a motel room for her for three nights.  Her eleven-year-old daughter would be allowed to stay with her.  The mom carried with her warm clothing, some blankets, and a treasured Christmas gift for her daughter. The hardness that had been in her face when she first came to the clothing bank had melted into a warm smile.  Her eyes swam with tears as she
approached the check-out counter.  “I feel so relieved,” she said.  “To be warm and clean, to have my daughter with me, to feel a little hope.  It is more than I dreamed could happen in one short hour.  Thank you!”

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