Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Truck Love


Houston we have a problem.

Belay Enterprises was in the midst of its biggest expansion of new faith ventures in several years to employ people rebuilding lives from addiction, homelessness and prison. Suddenly, and quite unexpectedly, Bud's Warehouse lost both of it's trucks to major mechanical failures. And then to top it off, our forklift went down. Everyday Bud’s Warehouse relied on these trucks to pick up new and used doors, windows, cabinets and more from local homeowners and businesses. 

Quite simply, we found ourselves dead in the water without our much relied on vehicles. Over the last month, our valued ministry partner Providence Network graciously allowed us to use their box truck to continue to make pickups.

And thanks to the generosity of the community, we are happy to introduce everyone to our new donation pickup truck, complete with red stakes. 

Over the course of 6 weeks, we were able to raise 91% of the funds we needed for a new truck to get our business back on track. We are hoping over the next few weeks to raise the remaining $1500. And we are praying for a little extra to cover our forklift repair needs.

Would you help me spread the word to friends, churches and businesses that might be interested in helping us reach our goal by making an investment in our innovative organization? And past research shows every $1 invested in our self-sufficient enterprises creates up to $4 of social savings for our community. That's money that would otherwise be spent by the government incarcerating individuals that have returned to prison or for unemployment benefits to support individuals unable to find jobs. 

But most importantly, it's an investment that helps individuals with significant barriers to employability find the self-worth and self-sufficiency that comes through faith and work.

To make a donation, just go to our Crowrise site here and follow the easy steps or feel free to give us a call at 303-296-3990. Every donation is tax deductible and much appreciated. 
 
Belay Enterprises
4455 E. 46th Ave
Denver, CO  80216

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