DONNA is a disabled female in her forties with a brain injury. She has been abandoned by her family for the umpteenth time. She is funny and smart, but can also be difficult at times. She requires her wheelchair to get around but is at the same time has a decent level of mobility and strength and is able to do many things on her own.
We have been informed that DONNA has received notice that she will be evicted from her current apartment in Oak Ridge, TN. The court date for eviction has been applied for and is Jan. 10th 2012. She will be homeless, literally on the streets sometime this coming January or February because there is no where for her to go. DONNA’s condition falls into the proverbial ”gray” area and does not “qualify” for the typical programs out there. DONNA desperately needs the help of a caring facility or family. She lives on a minimum SSI/SSDI benefit.
We are praying that Jesus will bring to us one of you who may own and operate a facility which can handle individuals like DONNA. We pray that you will accept her into your facility so she may have a quality of life and not become homeless once again.
DONNA will become homeless most likely sometime this coming January or February.
DONNA deserves to live somewhere better, other than on the streets where she has lived before. Donna needs to have some level of care and attention in a structured environment. It is no longer feasible for her to live independently.
We have been involved with DONNA now for 3 years and she is close to my heart. Unfortunately, Straight Ahead Outreach, as small as we are, no longer have the funds or means to help DONNA. An ongoing and developing concern with almost every nonprofit in our country today. World Wide for that matter.
I am not asking you for money at this point, as it is too late for that and the amount of monies needed would be too much for us to raise in the short time we have. However, Would i love to raise enough money to house and support DONNA? Absolutely! So, i will say this…. IF you are someone reading this who can afford a lump sum to help us house DONNA and take care of her, making sure her needs are met, then by all means call me and lets discuss. Again, please, no offense intended, but we are not asking anyone to donate $20, $100 or even $1000 dollars at this point towards Donna. Why? Because if we only ended up raising $1000 for example, it would simply not be enough for her needs at this time and we would have to return the funds raised based on our beliefs. Because simply, everything we have ever raised for DONNA, 100% + has always gone directly to her needs. Not a penny has ever gone to Straight Ahead’s needs.
If you can help, please call me directly at: 865-964-1461 , This number is answered by me directly 24/7, 365 days a year. Please leave a message if i do not pick up and i will call you back within the hour. You may also text me at this number since it is also my cell number.
Lance Greene – Founder – Straight Ahead Outreach (Taking Back Your Life) Inc.