SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Central
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That's why we created the "One
Million Dollar Community Investment" campaign.
Church isn't reinventing the wheel but it is reinventing how to help the
They support organization already
doing good work.
"There's no need for us to
reinvent the wheel," says Crestwood Christian Fellowship Pastor Dennis Mogavero.
"There are already great organizations
already established in the community that do the work that we want to do so we
partner with them. The intention of our church to have rapid response to the
need of the people. When someone gets kicked out of their house they need help
Like former homeless client and
substance abuser, Jessica Guess.
"Before, I was dead emotionally,"
say Guess. "There was no hope. I was
tired. I was tired of waking up during the day. Tired of doing day to day
actions. I was even tired of using."
But Crestwood partnered with The
Good Samaritan Shelter to help turn her life around.
When Jessica needed money to get
her G.E.D., Crestwood Church cut a check right there.
"And then that became her
ability, that gave her foundation to be able to be employed by The Good
Samaritan," says The Good Samaritan Executive Director Sylvia Barnard. "So now,
Jessica is an employee. She's able to give back to the people that have been in
the same position that she's in."
So others like Jessica, can get
"They provided me with such
security that they were, completely my back bone," says Guess. "That I needed to
help me, save myself."
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