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Overcoming hardship and hunger

An Operation Blessing-supported food pantry brings hope to a struggling family facing hardship.

TENNESSEE – Shemika and her husband Earl had always had enough income to provide for their four kids, but when Earl suffered a workplace accident and couldn’t work for six months, finances became tight.

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Help for a veteran in need

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NORFOLK, Virginia – Ray, a retired military veteran and double amputee, and his wife Esther had seen the weather reports and knew that a winter storm was coming that would most likely trap them inside their home for several days.

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Operation Blessing works to empower women to earn a better living and enable their children to escape the clutches of poverty

Empowering women to escape the clutches of poverty

Operation Blessing works to empower women to earn a better living and enable their children to escape the clutches of poverty

In my travels I meet hard working mothers all over the world who get up every morning and make herculean efforts to make life better for their children. But in spite of all their work, they still cannot escape the pull of generational poverty. These women usually can’t afford school uniforms or tuition and are also hard pressed to afford medicine for their children when they get sick. Beleaguered moms have the energy and the will — but lack the way — to earn enough to bring their children into a life free of poverty.

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Tracey and Vincent and their two boys received a helping hand from an Operation Blessing-supported food pantry in their area

Help when hunger strikes

Tracey and Vincent and their two boys received a helping hand from an Operation Blessing-supported food pantry in their area

GEORGIA – Tracey never dreamed her family would ever have to choose between paying the bills and buying food, but when she was let go from her job, money quickly became tight and that tough decision soon became reality.

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An Operation Blessing program brings life-saving help to a couple in need after a severe snow storm

Shoveling snow helps save lives

An Operation Blessing program brings life-saving help to a couple in need after a severe snow storm

VIRGINIA – Robert, a retired Navy veteran, has struggled with health issues for some time and must attend frequent dialysis appointments as a result. When a winter storm hit their area the night before one of his appointments, Robert and his wife Ruth found themselves trapped the next morning–unable to leave their home due to the inches of snow that now blocked their driveway.

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