LCC received the following request from Pastor Dennis Bartels, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, North Miami, Florida:
Lucia is the mother of two of our students, Thiago, 6, and Mia, 4. She came to us early in the summer to inquire about our school. During the scholarship application process, we learned that she and the children had been living in a shelter and were domestic violence survivors. They have since been moved to an apartment. Lucia was also able to find employment at a bakery.
Her new apartment is much further from the school. She is currently taking an Uber/Lyft every morning to bring the children to school on time. She walks to work after dropping the children off. In the afternoon, she takes two buses with the children to get home. The children look healthy and are always clean. Lucia does not share much about their ordeal. We admire the resilience of this young mom and her children.
We are trying to help her with transportation needs and also help with additional bills that have accumulated. We want this beautiful family to experience the love of Christmas.
Please consider a generous donation to help this family that has worked so hard to put their lives back together.
Pastor Dennis Bartels
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, North Miami, Florida