Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! We truly have so much to be thankful for so Serve More is counting down the days to Giving Tuesday with a special series of blog posts about thankfulness.
Today, we’re thankful for Sonja & Jazmine. For more than two years now, Jazmine has dealt with with tumors, spinal issues, and a neurological disease that gives her chronic pain. Multiple visits to doctors and hospitals landed Jazmine in a wheel chair just before her senior year in high school. So Sonja called us in 2014 asking about how volunteers might help her daughter get in and out of the house so she could continue attending school.
We consider this a pivotal point in the history of Serve More. That phone call opened our minds to the power of volunteers and a wider mission of loving our neighbors through many kinds of disaster. Jazmine’s was the first wheelchair ramp Serve More Volunteers ever built. And this new passion for loving our disabled neighbors is what eventually gave birth to our Mobility & Accessibility program.
These days, we’re serving neighbors all across central Oklahoma who are looking for more freedom to get in, around, and out of their homes. We’ve met teenagers disabled by disease or injury, veterans in need of modifications after returning home from battle, and elderly neighbors needing more accessibility in their homes.
But we’re just getting started. Your donations make it possible for us to open this program up to disabled neighbors in need of volunteer help. This Giving Tuesday, you can create thankfulness among your neighbors with a small donation.
Again, enjoy a wonderful holiday with your friends and family. We look forward to celebrating Giving Tuesday with you soon!