My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Wings For Life International, Albuquerque, NM, USA
The Wings Ministry has filled a gaping hole in prison-related ministries by reaching out to the FAMILIES of prisoners. The founder and executive director, Ann Edenfield-Sweet, experienced the discrimination and isolation family members face when her first husband was arrested and convicted. She dealt with the challenge of raising their four boys (7 yrs old and younger) alone, with a greatly reduced income and with noone from their church home of 12 years reaching out to help. Inspired by her experiences and the huge population of hurting, isolated families, Ann started the Wing's Ministry in order to share Christ's love with families members and inmates...their number one rule is that "Everyone is to be treated as a child of God". Through community and prison parties, the Wings Ministry volunteers model this behavior to everyone: family members, inmates and even guards, creating a conduit to connect the families into caring church communities. Life-skills education is available through their Wings for L.I.F.E. program. I would highly recommend this ministry for contributions - monetary and for volunteer opportunies- due to its positive impact in our communities and the wise stewardship they have exhibited in their use of limited resources.
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