Back in the 1930’s, a song entitled “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” spoke of the hard times the normally self sufficient hard working American citizens suffered during the Great Depression. It spoke of the workers building the railroad and industrial might of the country, but falling on hard times when the economy suffered. When the crash happened workers that were living the American dream were now standing “in line waiting for bread”, facing evictions and foreclosures and looking for any kind of work. Not unlike today.
Newspapers have been filled with articles about the “Underemployed Families” and those on fixed incomes such as seniors or those on disability facing difficult times in their lives due to no fault of their own. How Homeless Shelters and help agencies are dealing with more and more Middle to Moderate income families that never imagined themselves needing help to survive. How there are very few shelter beds, funds, or services available to those not on welfare or other public assistance. To quote one public official, “The middle class homeless are too wealthy for government assistance but too poor to make ends meet.” “We now we have a lot of people not on welfare with nowhere to go for help.”
We here at People for People realized this a long time ago and have been working with the “Normally Self Sufficient” since 2003. We saw the need to help those that do not readily qualify for government assistance and set out to help them through monetary grants and serving as case managers and advocates on their behalf in their time of need. Since 2003 People for People has worked with over 2500 individuals and families that have “Fallen Through the Cracks” of traditional assistance.
Through our one of a kind Hands Across the County Web Program we can communicate with over one hundred help providers simultaneously ranging from government agencies and other charities, to more non-traditional organizations such as religious groups, service clubs, and concerned business, to seek help for those not knowing where to turn to for help that fall outside the range of government assistance.
People for People does not receive ANY funding from the government or other charitable agencies such as the United Way. All our funding to provide grants and serve as case managers for those in need come from people like you and your neighbors. Please, HELP US HELP OTHERS, like you and others you know.
Log into our website at: http://pfpfoundation.org to make an online donation using a credit card or send your donation to PO Box 256 Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
People for People is a 501(c)3 non profit organization.
People for People introduces new strategic growth initiative: "CAMP SALUTE" low to moderate income housing for Veterans. Click this link to read article in the Gloucester County Times http://www.nj.com/gloucester/index.ssf?/base/news-5/1277626211265630.xml&coll=8