We are overwhelmed to see that what was only a dream has now become a reality. It has been a blessing to watch the members walk through the doors and see them connect with our volunteers. We are already seeing many success stories, even though we have only been open 4 days. These are some of the comments we have received from our volunteers:
"This morning has been fun . . . love talking with everyone. I think I will get as much therapy as we are trying to give."
"Just wanted to let you know that I had a great day yesterday. I met so many wonderful people. Thank you for getting me involved."
We have found that as our volunteers sit down with the members and work on the projects with them, that conversation flows. The members open up to tell their story and our volunteers are able to love, accept and direct. Healing is taking place and many of our members have already found resources that will help them to move forward on their journey. It has been so fun to watch what we have seen in our hearts for so long actually take place.
The building looks great! It is truly a symbol of redemption. What was once dark, chaotic, dirty, and broken is now clean, beautiful, warm, inviting, and full of light.. the PARC is becoming a place of hope, truth, and redemption. Thank you to everyone who made it happen. I hope that you will come to be a part. There are many ways and a plethora of opportunities. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or come by anytime. We are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 - 4:30. Our Open House is this Thursday, December 4, from 4:00 - 7:00. We would love to see you.