Posted by: charityinfo | March 1, 2012

Giving Back Hope And Dignity

We humans come in all shapes and sizes. We all have our differences; we all have our own degree of determination and perseverance. For one reason or another there are those in our society who just can’t quite make it. They fell off the horse and have given up the fight. It happens everywhere even in the capital of the most powerful country in the world- the United States.

In Washington D.C. there are those who are homeless and need good warm food to eat. Everyone deserves a second chance, or a third, or as many chances possible while we’re still living in this planet. One organization in D.C. has been doing that for the past 40 years.  It’s called SOME (So Others Might Eat).

It was started by Father Horace McKenna, S.J. in 1970. This was an interfaith group whose purpose was to help feed the city’s poor residence. Over the years the organization saw that the needs and the means of helping these people had to go beyond just feeding them. Other programs were added.

Today SOME gives food and clothing to the city’s poor and homeless; treats sick, homeless people with its medical, dental, and mental health programs; and trains people for jobs and provides shelter for homeless families and single adults.

There are many success stories of those who once lived desperate lives and are now independent and productive members of society. SOME has given hope and dignity to so many persons over the years.

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