Message from our Executive Director
Thank you for visiting our website! We have accomplished a lot this year and need to continue to do even more in the future. One of my daughters attended a Domestic Violence Symposium and found out that we are the only Shelter in our area that is working with the abusers to help them overcome their anger! We want to help do away with the violence that is out there in the world!
We have gained new volunteers to help us. We have yet another house parent to help us! We do thank all the ex house moms that went on to different avenues of life, but we needed someone to step in right away. One of our clients stepped up to become our house mom. She is very patient and kind, yet firm if needed. She was tested the first weekend that she stepped up! We are very thankful to our house mom. She has really done a good job in the past few weeks.
Thanks, everyone who has given to us, those who have volunteered and especially for those who have physically helped us through our past year. May God bless you all! Our Hannah's Hope Chest Thrift Store has received many donations of quality furniture from locations in Hardee, Manatee and Sarasota! It has helped our store stay open so that 3 ladies gain income and we provide vocational skills training through the guidance of Judy Whaley, one of my daughters.
We are still working on the Hannah's House Apartment Complex for homeless women and children. If you remember Hurricane Irma flooded the entire apartment complex including the community center. The estimated costs are approximately $125,000 for our portion, this is not including the amount for furniture. Also we may have to come up with another $125,000 if the state refuses to pay their portion of the over $1,000,000 in repairs. We need a miracle and we need your help. If you know anyone that likes to give for Domestic Violence victims and/or homeless women and children, please let them know about our organization. Give them our website so they can see what we do and what we need!
We are also coming up to year end. This year we would like to do some things a little differently. We would like to see how many pledges we could get for this next year. It doesn't take much monthly from each person. It does take a dedication to give monthly! We have some donors that give as little as $10, $25, $50 or $75 per month. Accordingly, we want to encourage churches in the areas that we serve, such as Hardee, DeSoto, Highlands, Polk, Manatee, Okeechobee, and Sarasota to give monthly. Please fill out the Pledge card attached and send it in to:
AOFM, Inc. Hannah's House
113 N 7th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873