Blessings in the Form of Matching Funds

We have an anonymous donor who has offered to match your donation funds up to $5,000 for all the funds raised from today until the end of December 2010.

FOR EVERY TAX DEDUCTIBLE $100 YOU DONATE, RECEIVE ONE TICKET TO THE FUNDRAISER on December 5. See “Events.”

Thank you all for making donations to support those in need. Your donations could buy a coat for a child or drug treatment for a teenager or a warm meal for a homeless client.

Please share this great news with your friends and friends of We Care and Friends.

One Man’s Recovery

Carlos Koudelka was born into a large family in El Salvador. His birthmother died when he was still an infant. His father was an alcoholic and abusive to his sister. At the age of 2, after 18 months in an orphanage, he was adopted by a family in Annapolis. Carlos developed into an angry youth who found drugs. He thought he could just be a tough guy selling drugs and prowling the dark with the nickname, “Gremlin,” but Carlos found himself “using his own stuff.”

Carlos’ family had run out of answers, patience, and sympathy. They reconnected with an old friend, Larry Griffin from We Care and Friends, who gained Carlos’ respect. Carlos realized how much he had hurt his family and went to drug treatment at the Teen Challenge Program in New York. It was not easy and did not go smoothly at first, but Carlos even amazed himself when he graduated on January 29, 2010 and was recognized as one of the best students to come through the program. He now hopes to become a Youth Counselor or Youth Pastor.
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