You see a desolate building. Travis sees much more.
After 20+ years of marriage, three children and a successful business, Travis and Karie Whittle are making their time and resources available to those in need. Know why? Because they have been there.
Travis and Karie met and married in 1989. After two years of marriage they had their first child. Both were working minimal paying jobs and making ends meet was a huge struggle. Karie went to their local social services for assistance and they were turned down because they had an income that was just above the program guidelines. Karie knew at that point, people should never feel like there is no place to turn.
And so the Chesterfield Food Bank was born, committed to providing help for struggling people AND to provide the resources and tools to help everyone with the opportunity to provide a better life for themselves and their families. Travis and Karie know the importance of teaching individuals to fish for theirselves instead of continually providing the fish. It is imperative that a man or woman enjoys the satisfaction that comes from a hard day's work, without it they lose their self respect and the feeling of failure sets in.
The vision for that desolate building and how you can help.
The Chesterfield Food Bank wants to provide skills training, counseling and a "hand up" approach to those in need. Of course this requires resources. Both financial and "hands on" volunteering. I spent several hours photographing this great organization and I can tell you this well oiled machine would not be possible without the help of people like you.
How can you help?
- Financial contribution.
- Volunteer your time and talent.
- Are you a member of a service club? Why not adopt the Chesterfield Food Bank.
- Is your church looking for an outreach program?
- Share this blog post on social media to make others aware.
The folks in the slide show shown below are volunteers that make the difference in peoples lives everyday. Thank you!
Ready to get on-board? Click the link and let's make it happen.