Donate to our 2019 Year End Appeal!
Can you picture moving to a brand new community with young children, one with a serious medical condition, thousands of miles from your support network?
Bridging partners have made it clear that lifting up and supporting our neighbors is our common goal and the way to build a stronger community.
Nine years ago, with help from the United Nations, Ju Lay Htoo, Dah Poe and their children moved to the United States after living in a refugee camp due to unrest in Burma. Their nine-year-old daughter, Moo Soe had been born in the camp but had a heart condition, and she needed treatment that couldn’t be done in Thailand.
This past summer, unfortunate circumstances with their housing forced them to completely abandon their apartment and their furnishings and start all over…again. Their community rallied around them during this crisis by assisting them in finding a referral path to Bridging. We were able to provide the family with everything they needed to furnish their new home.
Moo Soe’s family became a part of the Bridging community during their shopping trip. Now a vibrant 18-year-old, Moo Soe walked around the warehouse with her mother. She glimpsed a cedar chest with a comfortable pillow seat, which now serves as her special “reading nook”. She is hard at work this year applying for colleges and hoping to get into St. Olaf or St. Cloud for nursing.
Will YOU be there to lift up more families and individuals like Lay Htoo’s?
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