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Beverly_P

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Review for Joy Junction, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In 2009 my world came crashing down. The recession hit and I lost my job, my home and I was living in New Mexico with no family (I'm originally from Ohio) and had barely any friends. My Pastor taught a sermon about giving even when you need the most help. So i intentionally thought what did I have to give in order to be a blessing to someone else. I originally called them because I had a peach tree and before I surrendered my home I want to give all the fruit but unfortunately one day i came home asnd allmy peaches were stolen. At that point of frustration I came up with another plan. I wasn't getting nearly as much unemployment compared to what I was making working but I decided every week out of my unemployment check I would take $20 and bought groceries and dropped them off at Joy Junction. I didn't get generic stuff but i did shop sales so that I could get more. I believe that just because you are in need doesn't mean you cant have the best stuff. I learned that God has still blessed me even though I too was in need so i am blessed enough to help others during this time. When we all fall its our responsibility to lift each other up. I continued to give not asking for a receipt and being anonymous until I moved out of the county. I chose Joy Junction because they weren't just trying to give people food but they care about people's lively They are very active about making sure families aren't on the streets. I love the fact they are Christian based and believe in showing love like Jesus showed for the homeless in His time. I have volunteered at a few places but I love the story behind Joy Junction and this is how I gave back and supported this non-profit agency in away that was meaningful to me. Thank You

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