It’s been an incredibly solid start to the MLK FAMILY & FRIENDS PROGRAM. With this past Saturday being the day that the rules would be adhered to 100%, we expected some difficulties with regards to people not having their membership cards. However, it was quite the opposite. We had quite a few people who did have their cards, and they were able to reap the full benefits of participation in the new program. Those who didn’t have their cards, or those who have yet to enroll, were unable to receive the extras they come with the program, but they were still able to receive a lunch, a toiletry bag, Bombas socks, and a prescription discount card, courtesy Pippen Dew, Vice Mayor of Vallejo. All in all it was a rather smooth and efficient run. We finished the day with the delivery of some items to one of our families, and were back to home base by 12:30.
We anticipate the interaction of program participants to increase as people start to see the benefits from being enrolled. Regardless of participation or not, out program I’d designed to help anyone, and the amount of help we give is predicated in the willingness of the participants to get engaged in their own emotional, financial, and situational recovery. Some of our friends are far too gone to assimilate back into the main vein of society without permanent assistance, and we are actively looking for ways to help them as well. Eventually, professionals would have to step in, as we don’t ya e all the resources required to sustain a lifelong commitment to our friends just yet!
I’m closing we hope that you will find it in your heart to give, and ask that you consider doing so, and if not to us, then to a group you seem worthy of supporting! Other than that, ha e a wonderful week, and we will see you in the streets of Vallejo next Saturday morning!!
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The MLK Humanity Project is an inclusive community organization devoted to the well being and empowerment of our homeless and less fortunate residents.