Local woman’s final wishes reflect her values, gratitude

Sleeping Woman

Sleeping Woman by Charles Ray (2012)

by John De Taeye, Development Director

“Everyone should have a place to lay their head”. 

Each month we are grateful for the outpouring of financial support we receive from Quad City Area businesses and residents. This month, one contribution was particularly moving. The family included the explanation for their contribution.

As a middle-aged mom and wife approached her final days on earth, she shared reflections of the many blessings of her life in a note to her family. The note read as a personal beatitude. She concluded with the following:

“Blessed to have a lovely home. I can sit and see the outside – – it provides a lot of comfort. I have a place to lay my head when I don’t feel well.

Everyone should have a place to lay their head.”

Humility of Mary Housing and Shelter believes no matter our circumstances in life, we all should have a safe, clean, and healthy place to lay our head at night.

  • very low-income families in a community with limited affordable housing options…
  • veterans returning home with little family support and war-related PTSD…
  • persons with severe mental and physical health challenges…
  • families fleeing violent situations in their home country, community, or within their own homes and it feels like there are no options

Everyone should have a place to lay their head

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