Issue 8 |May 23, 2019
May 2019 News & Updates
We have provided 8,599 shelter bed nights to families in need at Shelter from the Storm Ministries, Inc. as of the end of April 2019!
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Did you know?
The average credit score for a SFTSM Resident upon entry to the shelter is in the 400's.

It takes a score of 600 or better to be able to rent a majority of the apartments in the Sun Prairie area.

Each resident works with a Case Manager, Financial Counselor and Opportunity Coach to improve their credit score by paying off debt and removing any obstacles to secure stable living.
We help with that.
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Announcing "Motors for MOMS"!
Thanks to a generous $3000 gift in honor of a donor's Mother, and her great idea; we were able to start the " Motors for MOM's" program this month!

A used car was purchased and mechanics volunteered their time as we purchased parts to get it in optimal shape. One of our residents at SFTSM had no vehicle and she and her two teen aged daughters walked to work, school and every other place they needed to go. This resident was able to purchase this car for 25% of what we put into it for parts. So, for about $400 (plus insurance) she now has reliable transportation for the first time in a very long time and is very grateful!

We hope to use that money and the funds remaining from the original $3,000 to either purchase or rehab a vehicle donation for the next family. We currently have a young mother with 6 children and no vehicle - we are looking for a VAN for her.

If you know of anyone who would like to donate a vehicle to SFTSM for the Motors for Moms program, please contact Executive Director Tami Fleming at 608-478-4465 or via email button below.
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We're Almost There!
Thank you to those who joined SFTSM and MCGF (Madison Christian Giving Fund) for our  MCGF One Family Match!  We are almost to our goal of $4,000, so far we have raised  $2,240  towards our $4,000 goal.

We can't wait to let MCGF know we made our goal raising a total of $8,000 (with matching funds) that goes toward serving homeless single mom's and their children in Dane County.  Only  $1,760  to go!
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