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A Storm in the Forecast

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

We are all feeling the pressure, the compression from the stay at home order. In the Natomas area three teenagers have died by suicide. If you didn’t have a firm foundation before all of this chaos started, you most likely don’t have one now.

Frankly, what lies ahead looks daunting and overwhelming, just like it did 10 years ago. Elk Grove was one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, set up to crash hard. The housing market dropped and Elk Grove experienced a whole new population of people without housing, including construction workers, plumbers, electricians and new homeowners.

We started HART then, knowing that we somehow needed to help. We have come a long way since then and are now much more prepared for the storm that may be on its way. I would naively like to believe that there is no storm in the forecast, but I don’t think that is the case.  In the last week alone, Elk Grove HART received calls from three families that have recently been displaced, two of them due to domestic violence.

As we brace for this storm, we are working closely with the City Of Elk Grove, area churches, other nonprofits, Elk Grove Food Bank Services, and Sacramento Self Help Housing. We are a united front that will work together and take this on one day at a time, one family at a time, one person at a time. This is not a time to be fearful but a time to look back and celebrate the fact that we did it once and we can definitely do it again - this time even better!

If you want to be the greatest one, then live as one called to serve others. Mark 10:43

- Debbie Schoeneshoefer (President of Elk Grove HART)

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