Kindred Lutheran Church supports the Veronica Project in their mission to support homeless men, women and children in Fargo get back on their feet.
Veronica Wise was a woman here in Kindred who passed away from cancer at age 76. She lived in the apartments behind the church and rode a three wheeled bike. Veronica was gentle and kind. But as a single woman she fell through the cracks of the system. She is the inspiration for the Veronica Project initiated by the Kindred Area Ministerial Association (KAMA).
We have over 600 homeless people in the Fargo area and many of them are women who have been abused by their spouses or boyfriends. One of the hardest things for these women is to come up with their first month’s rent and deposit so they can move out of the shelter provided by the YWCA. If the woman has two or more children there is financial help available, but if the woman is single or has only one child, then she must leave the shelter shortly after gaining employment. The problem is that they don’t have any savings for the rent and deposit.
The Veronica Project is an attempt to help some of these women through the YWCA in Fargo by providing funds for the deposit and first month’s rent. The YWCA will use its expertise to determine who needs the money most. The gift would generally be $500. This would be a one time gift.
The YWCA has agreed to give the donor group the first name of the recipient, enabling them to pray for the person receiving the gift. There might be opportunities for us to be personally involved, however this will vary from case to case.
If you would like to make a donation, please make a check out to the YWCA-Veronica Project or donate with an envelopes available at the Church.
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Jesus tells us, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
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