Just in case you need a little help…

Sample team stories for you to use as inspiration:

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Friends and Family,

I will be participating in the 2017 Steps to Home walk event, June 10th at Mill No. 5 in Lowell, Massachusetts. The purpose of the walk is to help Lowell Transitional Living Center expand their street outreach capabilities so they can save lives and give hope to people experiencing homelessness.

We have all had the experience of seeing someone sleeping on a sidewalk, huddling in a stairway in the rain, living in a tent, or keeping shelter under a bridge. We see people from the comfort of our cars and wish we could do something. But, sometimes it feels like the problem is too big and complicated, and that there isn’t really anything we can do about it.

Lowell Transitional Living Center offers much more than a place to sleep. Many people aren’t aware of their street outreach program, where case managers go out into the streets and establish trusting relationships with people living outside in critical need.

We CAN all make a difference for someone experiencing homelessness in the Merrimack Valley.

Please help us support the Lowell Transitional Living Center by contributing to the 2017 Steps to Home walk event. All amounts are appreciated and all donations are 100% tax deductible.

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We greatly appreciate it and hope to see you there.

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

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Friends and Family,

We will be participating in the 2017 Steps to Home walk event, June 10th at Mill No. 5 in Lowell, Massachusetts. The purpose of the walk is to help Lowell Transitional Living Center expand their street outreach capabilities so they can save more lives and give hope to people experiencing homelessness.

As many of you already know, our eighteen year old son Sebastian died of an opioid addiction last year. Despite the prevalence of the opioid epidemic in our communities, the solutions are desperately under-funded. We are committed to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by this crisis, and ensuring that the requisite funding is available for services like street outreach, where case managers go out into the streets, establish trusting relationships with people living outside in critical need, and are there in the moment of willingness when they need a ride to a detox center or medical help.

Please help us support the Lowell Transitional Living Center and those affected by addiction and everyone else experiencing homelessness by contributing to the 2017 Steps to Home walk event. All amounts are appreciated and all donations are 100% tax deductible.

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Sebastian was deeply loved and we know he would have wanted us to continue the fight. Thank you in advance for your generosity and help. We greatly appreciate it and hope to see you there.

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]