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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On such a beautiful holiday weekend in the Bay, one couldn’t ask for more perfect weather. As we went out yesterday, it was clear that it was gonna be a special day. As it would turn out, it was special for many reasons, but above all others, we saw a bunch of furry friends in need. Thankfully we were amply prepared to meet the demand. With so many factors playing a key role in the success or failure of a person to stabilize, cope, and rebuild, animals are key and integral. They provide our friends with comfort, companionship, and love, all of which are mutual and reciprocal! Since it was and still is the holiday weekend, as well as being the first Saturday after the 1st of the month, we really didn’t anticipate a lot of activity, so it really was unusual to encounter as many people as we did.
We are extremely excited about the official start of the MLK FAMILY & FRIENDS PROGRAM next Saturday, an have been patiently preparing to roll it out fully. We expect more faces as we will be approaching the middle of the month, so it should serve as a good initial barometer for what to expect with regards to actual participation. Anyway, we will certainly let y’all know how things go. So, have a great week, and we will see y’all in the streets if Vallejo, CA next week!!
P.S. Special thank you to the awesome lady who stopped to give us a $10 cash donation. We will certainly put it to good use. 🤗