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  • director of special projectsPrescott, Arizona
    I work with a large team of volunteers to provide seasonal services to low-income families and individuals. These include Fair Start (school supplies), Warm for Winter (coats and other winter wear),Family Christmas (gifts), Circles of Support and Books Before Bed.
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  • One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
    Proverbs 11:24-25

    “By salvation I mean not barely according to the vulgar notion deliverance from hell or going to heaven but a present deliverance from sin a restoration of the soul to its primitive health its original purity a recovery of the divine nature the renewal of our souls after the image of God in righteousness and true holiness in justice mercy and truth.”
    ― John Wesley

    “Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may. Herein all the children of God may unite, notwithstanding these smaller differences.” —from a sermon in the Works of John Wesley

    “Never dream of forcing men into the ways of God. Think yourself, and let think. Use no constraint in matters of religion. Even those who are farthest out of the way never compel to come in by any other means than reason, truth, and love.” —from a sermon in the Works of John Wesley

    I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
    - Abraham Lincoln



    He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
    Proverbs 14:31

    Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
    Proverbs 31:8-9

    Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches?
    Isaiah 10:1-3

    Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter — when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
    Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
    The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
    Isaiah 58:6-11

    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" declares the LORD.
    Jeremiah 22:16

    Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
    Ezekiel 16:49

    He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
    Micah 6:8

    Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
    Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
    The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
    Matthew 25:34-40

    In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
    Confucius

    Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
    Barack Obama

    We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
    Barack Obama
    I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.
    Robert Kennedy
    The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it's only money... they don't know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination.
    Alan Watts

    Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
    Frederick Douglass
    Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.
    Lyndon B. Johnson
    Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.
    J. K. Rowling

    Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
    James A. Baldwin
    Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of soul, impossible.
    Michel de Montaigne

    Wealthy men can't live in an island that is encircled by poverty. We all breathe the same air. We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance.
    Ayrton Senna

    Liberalism, above all, means emancipation - emancipation from one's fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination, from poverty.
    Hubert H. Humphrey
    The fact is that ours is the first generation that can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye, look across the ocean to Africa, and say this, and mean it. We do not have to stand for this. A whole continent written off - we do not have to stand for this.
    Bono

    What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?
    Orison Swett Marden
    We have not yet reached the goal but... we shall soon, with the help of God, be in sight of the day when poverty shall be banished from this nation.
    Herbert Hoover

    In America today, we are nearer a final triumph over poverty than is any other land.
    Herbert Hoover
    Let's take care of the necessities first: give people jobs, and find a way to get us out of poverty.
    Eartha Kitt

    There is something about poverty that smells like death.
    Zora Neale Hurston

    As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed.
    James Allen
    Affluence separates people. Poverty knits 'em together. You got some sugar and I don't; I borrow some of yours. Next month you might not have any flour; well, I'll give you some of mine.
    Ray Charles
    Anticipate charity by preventing poverty.
    Maimonides

    The mother's battle for her child with sickness, with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle, waged in love and in the passion for survival.
    Adrienne Rich

    Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
    Reinhold Niebuhr

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
    James A. Baldwin

    There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.
    Mahatma Gandhi


    Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
    Helen Keller

    Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
    Frederick Douglass

    Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.
    Thomas Aquinas

    Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
    Pope John Paul II

    Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately.
    Blaise Pascal

    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Psalm 106:3
    Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right.
    Psalm 140:12
    I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
    Isaiah 10:1-2
    Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.
    Micah 6:8
    He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
    Zechariah 7:9
    "This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another

    Psalm 140:12
    “I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.”
    Matthew 23:23
    “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.”
    Psalm 106:3

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