GEORGIA – For Timothy and Angel, one strong common denominator brought them together: both live with Sickle Cell Disease, a life-long illness that has left them on disability and struggling to feed their family for years.
Timothy and Angel have two children, Courtney and Caleb. Throughout their growing-up years, raising a family on disability proved to be a challenge. Making ends meet, paying bills and having enough food hasn’t always been easy. Recently, Timothy and Angel were homeless for about a year before moving into their current residence.
Angel learned of United Food Force, an Operation Blessing-supported program that helps nutritionally sustain families in need by partnering with other aid organizations. Once the couple was connected to United Food Force, they were amazed at the quality and quantity of food they received. The genetic blood disease interrupts the body’s natural flow of oxygen to vital organs, making a healthy and balanced lifestyle essential to a good quality of life. The donated food helps Timothy and Angel do just that.
Timothy and Angel pass along their overflow—an overflow which Angel said they receive with each donation. They’re also grateful for the non-food essentials, like bleach and paper towels, items that would typically be a burden to purchase.
“Thank you to the donors,” Angel said. “They have given us hope and reminded us that there are still a lot of people out there willing to help.”