…it is our duty and our salvation
Long before the establishment of the PEOPLE Foundation its inspiration came from children and people who were suffering from illness and disability. Also inspired by organizations such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Jerry Lewis’ Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, the American Cancer Society as well as the many homeless men that publically populated the streets of Chicago, Illinois. The mission began through the lens of advocacy for the children suffering from disease and its affects. Desperately was their efforts for research, root causes and/or cure(s) for such diseases like multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cancer and homelessness.
In 1993 the vision and mission’s focus was broadened to include advocacy and service for the many injustices especially for children and families who experience suffering today from homelessness, stroke, heart disease, diabetes – type 1 & 2, asthma, ADHD, domestic abuse/violence, unemployment and imprisonment. After sharing personal and public experiences and consulting with various health science professionals, we initiated our collaboration with nationally recognized FDA, the CDC and health professionals, to share answers with and for researcher’s inquiries. Also, with the CDC in sight, a ripple effect was created in our society that became the change that we not only wished to see but so desperately needed for the well being for all life.
Realizing that none of this would of been possible without God or His purpose and passion for us. In 2004, with our mission to restore and replenish prosperity for the whole person, grassroots continued with the Social Justice Committee and the Office of Advocacy and Justice for the unemployed, feeding the poor and hungry; food safety; the uninsured; people in need of prayer, healing and/or medical attention; the homeless, respect life issues of abortion, the handicapped. our waters, recycling, fair housing, 1st home buyer, protection from loosing a home and for victims of domestic violence.
Advocacy today begins with intercessory prayer services for healing, health and wellness programs to enlighten many pathways of restoration with a whole person approach to wellness for all.