Monday, April 30, 2018

Learn about Interfaith Works!

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Interfaith Works is a non-profit organization made up of a coalition of over 165 local religious congregations of different faiths and volunteers that work together to positively impact the poor and homeless communities in Montgomery County, Maryland. The non-profit was founded in 1972, and its mission is to pursue social justice with an emphasis on identifying and meeting the needs of the poor by leading and engaging Montgomery County’s faith communities in service, education, and advocacy. Their staff currently works with individuals and families in crisis to help equip them to lift themselves from poverty and homelessness through prevention, stabilization and empowerment programs. Their website states that in Montgomery County there are 72,000 individuals who are on a living income less than the Federal poverty line, almost 20,000 of those individuals are children. With donations and help from partners, Interfaith works has been able to impact and improve the lives of around 16,000 individuals in Montgomery County.

In 2017 alone, Interfaith Works was able to:

  • Find housing for 817 people through their housing programs.
  • Obtain necessary essential services(food, water, job training, English classes) to more than 1,300 people.
  • Provide clothes and home goods to 13,000 people.
  • Provide vocational services and training to 261 unemployed or underemployed workers.

There is a way for you to get involved with Interfaith Works. They have a multitude of different programs that work to help those in need and educate those who wish to help. Interfaith Works fully supports those who wish to volunteer at their many volunteer opportunities like clothing drives, meal preps, and tutoring. Also listed on the Interfaith Works website is a scroll of events that people can show up to and support, and informational videos about Interfaith Works.You are also welcome to donate to Interfaith Works.

Website: www.iworksmc.org
Administrative Office: 114 W Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD 20850. (301)762-8682
Clothing Center: 751 Twinbrook Pkwy. Rockville, MD 20851. (301)424-3796