DO YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO WORK BUT DON’T HAVE THE SKILLS? CWJC CAN HELP

Financial needs lead women to seek job skills training.

My name is Linda Lummus, current board chair for CWJC. I was born late in life to an older father who was concerned that I be able to take care of myself. I was encouraged to acquire the skills and personal strengths needed to provide for myself. As I grew I realized that not every woman has had the blessing of this type of love and mentorship. About five years ago a friend introduce me to the no fees ministry of CWJC and it was a match.

I started out bringing toilet paper and paper towels, moved on to donating business clothes for our clothing boutique and along the way was asked to join the board. I quickly found that our women were of all ethnic backgrounds and all ages. Each one had their own story and their own needs. I found the need to be able to support themselves did not have an age associated with it. Women 50, 60, and 70 were sitting in class with women 20, 30 and 40. Some may have come here after a husband left them with small children to support or because their pension check just doesn’t meet the bills and they need job skills training.

Now I keep my ears open for the needs of women who touch my life who have a need for the services CWJC provides. I send them along to CWJC with a prayer that God will provide their needs. Do you know someone like that? Why not send them along.

 

Come join us on 7/22 for an evening of gospel music and ice cream social at Trinity Methodist Church, Arlington.