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So where am I taking the food?? Well, at first I was going to return to our awesome food bank that I had donated to before. It was a great experience for the kids and me and we've even been back to donate more food. However, I read an article in our local newspaper that made me think of another organization that would benefit more.
I don't know how many of you are Extreme Home Makeover fans but the season premiere just happened to be in my city. We're a military town, Ft, Bragg, and there are an increasing number of homeless female vets and their children in the city. Barbara Marshall created Jubilee House to shelter these families but with such a large number of families she needed more space. Extreme Home Makeover chose them! You can see the before and after pictures above.* Now it's almost been a year since the house was built and Jubilee is starting to have problems. They rely solely on donations both monetary and physical and those Extreme Makeover houses can be pretty expensive. There was speculation that the house wasn't being run like it should and other issues. To make a long story short, even though there is a lot of controversy surrounding the organization, they still have families and they still need supplies. So I chose to give my small donation to them.
Only, I've had a few problems. It took me until this past weekend to get in touch with someone. Due to the issues that they are undergoing they didn't want pictures taken (the ones above are from the internet) but they were happy to receive a donation. So later this week, the kids and I are packing up to head over and drop off the goods. I'm hoping that with all the turmoil that this will be something to brighten their day. Stay tuned to see the end results of my story!!
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*photo credits: Before picture of Jubillee House ABC 11 News WTVD/Jim Schumacher
After picture of Jubilee House BlueRidgeLogCabins.com
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