Our staff recently kissed our computers goodbye for a few hours and headed out into our community to serve at our local Crisis Assistance Ministry. This awesome non-profit provides assistance for people in financial crisis, whether they've lost a job, struggled with an illness or faced some other type of traumatic situation. It was a great opportunity for our group to learn about the various ways that Crisis Assistance Ministry helps out, whether through short term assistance with bills or by providing a store where folks can pick up necessities and save their limited resources for other high priority needs.
It didn't seem like much to spend a couple of hours sorting, inspecting and hanging clothes, so we were surprised to find out that for each hour we donated, a family could be clothed for one year. What a great reminder that making a positive impact in our communities is doable! It also made us even more thankful for all the ways that our users are changing the world...one sign up at a time.
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