Member Agencies

Bridges to Hope

25-WORD DESCRIPTION:

Serving men and women who have been incarcerated by providing furniture, clothing, and household items necessary to start a new home.


HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • $2.50 per day will cover an entire month of lease costs for the warehouse. ($912.50)
  • $9.00 is what it costs to get one item to one reentrant regardless if it is a bed or pair of work boots; the average person takes 28 items with them. ($252)
  • $25 per month provides office supplies needed to maintain the warehouse. ($300)
  • $100 pays for 1 month storage space for overflow donations.


A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:

Meet Frank. Frank served in the Vietnam War where he lost many of his friends and fellow soldiers. He lost his left hand in the war and still suffers from severe PTSD. Frank became addicted to the pain meds prescribed to manage the pain of his injuries. He also began to wash them down with bottle after bottle of whiskey. In order to support his habits, Frank forged his prescriptions and stole alcohol and tried to rob a bank. Frank was incarcerated for 7 years for theft, forgery and attempted armed robbery.

Frank was a law abiding citizen at one time in his life. He had a “normal” life. Unfortunately, he became desperate and turned to illegal activities when he couldn’t figure out how to cope with his situation.

He paid the price for his actions. Now that he has successfully completed the sentence imposed on him, he just wants to become a contributing, productive member of the community again. However, without the proper support systems in place after his release from incarceration, he is very likely to return to his old ways and end up facing jail or prison time once again. Frank acquired his own apartment, but without the help of bridges to hope, he would still be sleeping on the floor.

With your help, we can continue providing the necessities of setting up a new home while also giving people like Frank the second chance they need as they reenter an ever changing society.

 

CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:

Campaign Code: 6857

(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)

State of Nebraska: 708J

ADDRESS/PHONE:

3107 S. 6th St. #107
Lincoln, NE 68502

402-420-5696

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