To change a life, it takes action.
Imagine you are a single mother living with two children in a homeless shelter in downtown Minneapolis. After growing up in the inner city, suffocated by generational poverty and abuse, you now struggle with drug addiction and many of the problems you had hoped to escape. You used to have hope for your future and for the future of your children – now all you can think about is the next high and surviving from day to day. You do whatever it takes to get by, even if that means selling your body.
Unfortunately, this story is repeated many times over right here in our own community. Poverty, drug addiction, violence, prostitution, and broken families plague our inner city.
At any given time, there are more than 4,000 people living without permanent housing in Minneapolis – over one third of whom are children and teenagers.
This August, a group of riders will embark on a 300+ mile bike ride to raise money and awareness for the forgotten families of the inner city.
You can help.
The ICCM Life Center is a non-profit located in Minneapolis whose mission is to change our city, one life at a time by reaching the homeless, the poor, the uneducated, the abused, the addicted, and even the violent. The Life Center builds healthy communities using our proven ministry model to give a person the abilities to be transformed from a taker to a giver, making families sustainable, stable, and reliable.
The Life Center gives hope to those we serve and provides an outlet for serving in the community. Those who were once homeless or addicted are now reaching out to those who are where they once were.
One of the keys to successfully accomplishing our mission is the transportation we provide for single mothers and their children to Life Skills training and tutoring programs, especially in the beginning stages of their habilitation.
A gently-used van for the transportation ministry costs between $18,000 and $25,000. That van will provide 5-7 years of service in picking up families and individuals from the homeless shelters and giving them a chance to find hope and a new beginning. Just $24 represents a ride to participate in the Life Center’s transformational programs for one person for an entire month. You can make a difference in your own community right now!
Help a Life Center in Action participant meet his or her fundraising goal. Click here to find a participant.
Josh Crenshaw, Ride Facilitator
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