I have known the founder of Wings Ministry for about 20 years. I have supported the ministry financially and attended their outreaches often during this period, albeit not much over the past two years. This is ONLY because I am cutting back on my own outreaches as well, being 70. Ann, like me, is very personal in her outreach as, I think, was Jesus. The difference between us is her 1)energy and 2)ability to motivate others and to achieve consensus and accomplish Wings Ministry outreach goals. In both of these areas, she FAR exceeds expectations. She is outstanding and has attracted like minded outstanding individuals. If you are interested in helping families of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals, Wings Ministry sets the standard! I equivocally recommend this ministry.
II knew about this non-profit ministry through my school, CNM as a volunteer. At first I thought the ministry 's job was just to feed people not until I after weeks of volunteering I saw what the ministry was capable of.
This Ministry is one of the best non-profit organizations. Besides feeding and providing clothing for people everyweek, They are capable of helping people find jobs, have tutors to teach students, have guest speakers to talk about health issues, economy and give out gifts to family members and kids.
Fantastic organization which helps all the family members with everyday life skills to help them to function well. Very effective and efficient organization. Each person does matter to them!
Anne is a wonderful person doing amazing work through Wings Ministry, I've known her for many years and watched her develop this program and seen all the good she does. Her commitment and dedication - and that of her staff - is truly remarkable, and I'm proud to be a donor for this work helping children and families stay connected to their incarcerated loved ones.
Helps families of inmates maintain their focus on getting through the ordeal of prison time being served by a loved one. That's valuable but equally valuable are the weekly meetings with "Returned Citizens" (ex--inmates) that coach the returned citizens on re-entering civilian life. Very useful.
The "Parties" in prisons can be a good influence as well. I met a lady in Walmart who had recently been released from the Grants Prison for women who was positively affected by having attended a Wings Party in prison. Good work, Wings!
I was so impressed seeing the work and dedication first hand when invited to one of the meetings in NM. One young man was passionate about gaining a job and the help and advice offered was extrordinary. He lived with his family in a tiny community with no form of transportation. Bus routes and time tables were sought and within a fairly wide rang. Jobs were looked for, that this former offender could apply for knowing he could travel, albeit adding a considerable time each end of a working day. He was positively excited at the prospect. Work with the families left behind when a person is incarnated is so heart warming. Such tools are so very needed not only helping in guidance to help these people to learn to help themselves but the parties lift spirits, form friendships and motivate the children to connect and give. Well done Wings Ministry.
I know the far reaching effect of incarceration. I have seen it in my patients. A program like WINGS is the BEST at supporting the families that deal with loved ones behind bars.
I highly recommend any donations to the organization. This organization impacts so many families and restores so many relationships. Helps individuals believe in themselves to become better members of society and to give back. Therefore this helps the children to believe in themselfs and not follow there parents footsteps. This organization does help so many individuals and has such a great program.
WINGS has been into the Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation & Correction prison system several times to include WCI on two separate occasions. Ann and her volunteers are doing an incredible job for the inmates and their famalies. Thanks Ann for doing all you do! Chris DeHart, DWSS, ODRC / WCI, 5787 SR 63 / PO Box 120, Lebanon, Ohio 45036