I’m a single mom and a domestic violence survivor. I had to leave everything in my marital home intact and Operation Fresh Start filled a storage bin I had rented with everything I needed (and more!) to start a new, safe, healing life with my children.
All the donations I received through Operation Fresh Start will never compare to the support, hugs and respect I have received from Shannon and her organization. They were strangers who have become family.
For the last year Shannon and Operation Fresh Start have provided everything I needed, without judgment, from food to winter coats to back packs to Christmas presents for my daughter. They assisted with my weekly rent by paying a week’s back rent when I came down with COVID and could not work. They even enabled my daughter to attend summer camp which otherwise would not have been possible.
It’s hard to ask for help sometimes but Shannon was absolutely welcoming and so sweet. Operation Fresh Start has been my saving grace more than once and they have always treated me with respect.
I am honored and eternally grateful to have received the help that I do from Operation Fresh Start. They provide a sense of hope for me that all will be okay and I will make it. I thank them from the bottom of my heart for the kindness, patience and love I have received and hope they can touch many more families in need as they did mine.