Thursday, March 5, 2009

Nothing stops a bullet like a job

St. Mary's has an employment program. We have computers in our community center where individuals can file their unemployment claims and weekly reports. They are also able to get help preparing their resumes, doing their job searches, and lots of other employment related activities. You can help us by volunteering to work with us or donate to the program.

Someone asked why we are doing this. In this time of crisis, we all need to come together to help our brothers and sisters. Our employment is not new for faith based groups. In this video, Father Gregory Boyle, an activist priest and founder of Jobs for a Future and Homeboy Industries, nationally recognized employment programs for at-risk and gang-involved youth, shares personal stories about kinship at the USC School of Social Work All School Day.

Remember what Father Boyle has said, "Nothing stops a bullet like a job." It is also true that nothing stops lossing a home like a job, and nothing puts food on the table of a hungry family like a job. Listen to Father Boyle then call us and tell us when you can volunteer your time; reach in our pocket and send us the funds we need to keep the doors open. Our employment program will not continue to work with your help. The telephone number at St. Mary's is 574-540-2048. Stop by. We are located at 1000 South Michigan Street, Plymouth, Indiana.

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