Restoring People’s Hope and Dignity
Surviving The Storm: The Poor Will Bear Fruit in America
Kelvin T. Lassiter - Author
$24.95 plus shipping
Surviving the Storm:The Poor Will Bear Fruit in America
is the latest of several books written by Kelvin T. Lassiter, Save Us Now Inc Community Programs and Outreach Coordinator. This book chronicles the lives of several individuals interviewed who have lived in and survived America's housing system, and prison system and been able to rise above those dire circumstances. Kelvin Lassiter researches and intricately explores this housing system designed for the poor, and how access to finances play a huge role in their success or failure. These true, personal stories of struggle will allow you to understand how and why poverty exists, and what it will take to eradicate it. This book will be a necessary read for those wanting to take a deeper dive into how and why we should be investing into the lives of the poor, and how poor people can better benefit in the United States of America.
Our Community Programs
Save Us Now Inc. is committed to helping improve the quality of life of underprivileged individuals and families in the Washington, DC metropolitan area through our various programs and projects. Get in touch with us for more information or if you wish to be part of our activities.
A Feast for My People Project
Save Us Now “A Feast for My People Project” helps those who are in need, whether they are without shelter or living below the poverty line. We provide ready to eat food, essential groceries, and personal hygiene products to those in the most need. "A Feast for My People Project" emerged from a need to feed and clothe indigent and unsheltered persons and their families in Washington DC during the Christmas holidays, but we have found that there is so much need year round.
We take this approach to meet needs in the city but especially in throughout Wards 2 and 3, Wards 6 and 7.
Our feeding and clothing program began in 2012 with just Christmas toy distributions at local shelters, now eleven years later, "A Feast for My People Project" has expanded its donations category to go beyond just toys for Christmas, but winter coats, clothing, personal health care products, and food.
Save Us Now Inc. works to improve the quality of life for unsheltered people in Washington DC by meeting their basic needs for food, clothing, and personal health care products.
“Comforts of Home Free Market”
Save Us Now Inc. Comforts of Home Free Market program sole purpose is to provide basic household items and furniture to families and individuals who have been displaced or have found permanent housing and determined to rebuild their lives in a home of their own. We believe that if a reasonable level of comfort, dignity and self esteem are provided, adults will have a better chance of maintaining steady employment and remaining self-sufficient. A furnished, livable home environment that allows them to eat in comfort, rest well and interact together as a family will dramatically reduce the potential of their falling back into homelessness. In a positive environment, such as this, all family will benefit and even thrive.
Save Us Now Inc. collects basic household items from private households and businesses and stores them for future distribution. Working with other social service agencies in the Washington, D.C. metro area that refer their clients to us, Save Us Now Inc. provides these basic household items to homeless and displaced families and others in need, resulting in improved self-sufficiency, self-esteem, and long-term stability. Save Us Now Inc. serves individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness and hopelessness, women and children escaping domestic violence, families below the poverty line, victims of disasters, and others that require emergency assistance.
“A human being has the right to be clean, confident and have dignity”
“Wrapped in Dignity” is a program that distributes basic hygiene products to the unsheltered to help them to stay clean and healthy daily. We prepare a bag filled with the basic necessities and pass them out monthly, these bags are filled with travel size personal hygiene care products (feminine protection products (sanitary pads, tampons), deodorant, soap, shower gel, shampoo, lotions, toothbrushes, tooth paste, mouth wash, combs, brushes, hand sanitizer, cleansing wipes, and bottled water) and we give them out at certain locations in Washington, D.C. where the unsheltered are usually located.