There is so much wisdom in Helen Keller’s words, and those two simple sentences underscore a large part of what allows us to help so many women and children.
Here in this amazing place called Sheltering Wings, the community joins together to support women and children in
crisis. I’m constantly amazed at the scope of support we receive. Individuals who live very different lives come together for a common purpose. Businesses that normally compete share common ground. Organizations with vastly different interests and members each lend their support in unique ways. Churches of varying sizes join hands willingly and gladly to proclaim and deliver Christ’s love.
We could not accomplish even a small portion of what we do without so much broad-based support from the community, and we make the most of every dollar shared with us. In return, we reach out to the community to share both our successes and our needs. We work especially hard to educate everyone about the realities of domestic violence. That way, managers will know what to do if they suspect an employee is being abused. A teenage girl will understand that her boyfriend’s behavior isn’t acceptable. And a woman in fear will know there is hope.
Domestic violence is an immense problem that may seem unsolvable to individuals. But as Miss Keller said, together we can do so much.