Help Fund Emergency Shelter!

$1,460 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 9 months
Joanne Ehret
on behalf of Liz Bewsee
 BELCHERTOWN, MA
I recently stopped in at Arise for Social Justice, a grassroots organization in Springfield. It is a beehive of local people working constantly to help the homeless, poor, and hungry. Phones are ringing with calls for help, computers are working to find housing, children of destitute people are given food.

Recently a grandmother, with her granddaughter, who she had raised since she was 7 months old, were turned away from shelter by the Dept. of Housing and Community Development because they hadn't been officially eviced from an apartment--they had been put out by a family member. They had to seek overnight shelter in a church. 50% of homeless people are turned away by DHCD because they do not fit neatly into official categories. But all homeless people need help!

The Arise staff helps people every day, often out of their own pockets, the need is so great. Please donate to this very worthy organization, run by tireless, dedicated people out of a tiny storefront in a city where many poor and homeless people are struggling. Emergency funds are needed almost every day. Please give what you can.

As someone who loves and supports Arise, I will be so grateful to you for your help. You will very possibly be saving a life!
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Update 12
Posted by Joanne Ehret
4 months ago
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Dear Friends, please consider making a year-end donation to help Arise for Social Justice provide emergency shelter for individuals and families who are homeless. The help that Arise gives particularly to people who find themselves suddenly homeless is crucial to protecting them until some kind of housing is found for them. Thank you to all who have donated this year! Please help if you can.
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Update 11
Posted by Joanne Ehret
4 months ago
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Friends, today is Giving Tuesday! Please consider giving to this fundraiser to help Arise for Social Justice to get families into emergency shelter! The need is great! Many thanks to all who have donated so far!
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Update 10
Posted by Joanne Ehret
7 months ago
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Dear friends,
This campaign is still happening, and we are still asking for your help! With autumn and winter fast approaching, Arise will be seeing even more families with the urgent need for shelter from the cold. Please continue to share this fundraiser to help our neighbors in need. Many thanks to everyone who has donated so far!
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Update 9
Posted by Joanne Ehret
8 months ago
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Dear Friends, please keep sharing this campaign to help Arise help those coming to them for emergency shelter. As we move into the fall and gradually colder weather, the need will increase even more. Thank you to all of you who have donated so far! Please share and encourage others to donate any amount, large or small. Everything is appreciated!
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$1,460 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 9 months
Created July 17, 2016
Joanne Ehret  
on behalf of Liz Bewsee
JH
$20
jo hamlin
3 months ago
1
1

ARISE does amazing work. I'm always happy to support them whenever I am able. With love and gratitude~

$15
Mary Jane Else
3 months ago
1
1
$60
Anonymous
6 months ago
1
1
$100
Denise Tetrault
7 months ago
1
1
GB
$15
Genia Bettencourt
7 months ago
1
1
DO
$25
danandjoan ow
8 months ago
1
1
$25
Ashanta Smith
8 months ago
1
1
KP
$15
Katelyn Parady
8 months ago
1
1
SM
$50
Sharon Moulton
8 months ago
2
2
$25
Corinne Andrews
8 months ago
2
2

thank you for what you are doing!

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