The Ark is launching a brand new initiative in partnership with Iris Place to honor moms this Mother’s Day who otherwise may not receive anything or may even be forgotten. Throughout the entire month of April (starting now), we are asking you to adopt a mom(s) from our list of real moms who are in desperate need of being adopted this Mother’s Day. Adoptions can be made in honor or in memory of a special mom/grandmother, mother figure. Please visit our page, www.athensark.org/adopt-a-mom for more details on how you can make Mother’ s Day special for some very special mothers, including your own! Every mom deserves to be celebrated on Mother’s Day!
Junk South has selected The Ark as this month’s Charity of the Month! For the entire month of March, Junk South will match any donations $20 or more that are given to The Ark at the time of junk removal! If you have junk you need removed, a basement or garage that needs cleared out, please consider using this wonderful organization! See the link below!
Please support our efforts to help meet the overwhelming need we are facing at The Ark as a result of the combination of cold weather and very high utilities bills. I am sure that many of you have used the words “high bill” sometime in the last month. For you or I it may mean one less evening out but for our neighbors it brings fear, desperation and despair. You can hear it in their voices on the phone and in their faces when they come in. Most say “there is not way I can pay this bill!”. The Ark is trying to help those neighbors before they fall behind. Our seniors have been hit the hardest as they are living on a fixed income and can not afford their bills as well.
In addition to the increase in need, The Ark one if no the only outreach agency addressing this issue! Other agencies are reporting no funding this month or are out of funding, leaving The Ark as one of the only agencies addressing the need. In the 25 years we have been open, we have never had to utter the words…”we are out of funding.”
Help us help your community by clicking and donating at the GoFundMe link below (or you can donate on our website!)
We want to thank everyone for coming out and celebrating with us the 25th Anniversary of The Ark. The banquet was a huge success, and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the familiar (and unfamiliar) faces Friday night. Our warmest regards to all those who attended and to those who wanted but were unable to attend. Our volunteers and faithful supporters are, without a doubt, the heart of The Ark. We would not be here without YOU! Here’s to 25 years, and all the years yet to come!!
Your Friends at The Ark United Ministry Outreach Center