WHY DO WE DO THIS
We believe that every person is entitled to living a life of dignity. Following the teachings of the Judeo-Christian belief system, it becomes evident that we are called to live a life that fights for justice. What is justice? It is taking care of the poorest in our society, and speaking up for the rights of those who cannot speak for themselves. There are many refugee families here in the Omaha area who struggle to adapt to a new culture and language. In addition, many of these families lack basic items that could greatly improve their quality of life. We aim to bridge the gap among the most disadvantaged in our community, by providing them with household items and education that can help restore both dignity and hope to their lives.
While there are many verses that explain why we do what we do, we believe our mission is best described as follows:
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
(Jesus, Matthew 25:35-40)