Our Sensitivity to the needs of others inspires people to give. Help us keep it going!
Nobody has to remind you that these are uncertain and challenging times. Many of us experience apprehension over our spending, our education, our government, our careers, families and homes... over the fate of our city or our country or our planet or our human race--all on a regular basis. Thomas Paine wrote during another transitional period in history that "[t]hese are the times that try men's souls", that "the sunshine patriot" would shrink back from service during times of perceived crisis. But if we stand together now, we are in line for an awesome reward.
In fact, Charles Dicken's wisdom of old holds true today, that these are (while in many ways the worst of times) the best of times. This is an age of wisdom, an epoch of belief, a season of light and a spring of hope. We have everything before us, namely, in the words of David Kurashige, "a window of opportunity to rediscover the nonmaterial things that bring us joy and fulfillment." Look about.
In small pockets all around you, there are people "re-imagining" what it means to exist in our world today. We are letting go of former constructs of imagination in order to make room for a fuller, holistic and more practical existence. We are growing food in our own communities. We walk and ride bicycles as primary means for travel. We are reading with our children... and playing with them in the abandoned lots we used to think of as someone else’s problem. We are renovating abandoned structures and providing homes to the homeless. We are eating healthier, relating to one another, slowing down our rush, picking up our trash and becoming better human beings. We are exploring what it means to know God our Creator for ourselves. We are discovering our purpose[s] as a race.
This Hood of Ours needs your help facilitating this movement. We have brave teams of organizers who have agreed to live on the streets, much like missionaries who brave jungles and deserts abroad to bring hope and help to those in need of it. We are inspiring, empowering and mobilizing people to take a leap of faith and do what many others are doing already: loving one another, becoming better stewards, improving the quality of their lives. We need your help. We ask that you give 1 dollar and that you encourage others to give. But don't wait; please do it now. Together, we can win this race to rediscover our humanity. Thank you in advance for your contribution.
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This Hood of Ours, Inc.
5203 Chrysler Drive, Rm 201
Detroit, MI 48202
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