Monday, December 5, 2011


This week I was contacted by Dawn Schmidt from Shalom Ministries. She expressed an interest in "The Women Of Block 12." Of course, I'm always excited to hear from readers and potential readers! Dawn shared her brochure with me and gave me permission to post the information on this blog.

CAUGHT UP IN LIFE'S STORMS?  Poverty knows no age, gender, race, religion, politics, social status or region. It is un-biased and eagerly awaits us all. . .
Did you know:
  • The average age of a homeless individual in America is 9?
  • The average age of a homeless individual in Wisconsin is 7?
  • 1 out of 4 children in Milwaukee live in poverty (25.6%)?
  • Tonight, 4 out of 10 children in Wisconsin are considered to be suffering from malnutrition?
  • 1 out of 5 single mothers in Milwaukee admit having to give their babies "something else" to eat besides needed baby formula or milk?
  • 22.8% of the homeless in Milwaukee have a full-time job, but still can't afford to rent or own a home?
  • Of those who are impoverished and homeless, suicidal thoughts and tendencies start as early as age 10, depression at age 9?

Check out Shalom Ministries on Facebook and consider volunteering or making a financial contribution. This wonderful organization has served our community since 1995 by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and meeting the needs of area families.

Thank you, Dawn, and Shalom Ministries for making such an important contribution!
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