Project Defending Life
Friends For Life,
It's been a very long day for staff and volunteers at Project Defending Life.
First, we are extremely grateful no one was hurt, including surrounding businesses and homes.
Second, we are thankful for the positive and supportive news coverage PDL has been receiving. KOB Channel 4 did a great job! I believe the more people know about what happened the quicker the hard-working FBI and APD personnel will be able to solve this awful and devastating crime.
It is Thanksgiving tomorrow, so moving forward on getting our insurance companies to do their own investigation will be temporarily delayed. Hopefully, things will move more quickly next week. Until then, please be thankful for everything and everyone that you have during this time. I worry about the moms we have been helping and how much this will affect them. There are several moms about to either give birth, who are in the process of being placed in housing, or seeking employment. Not to mention the many other women and families who look forward to their weekly parenting classes where they are generously given encouragement and support by our team!
We see the result of this devastating act as something more beautiful than anything we can imagine. I know we are all excited to literally rise from the ashes and begin again anew.
Finally, when more information can be given, we will make sure to update you all. At this time we are unsure of the help we will require or when we can reopen. Even so, there are a few needs that can be met with your help: Monetary Donations to begin rebuilding A small and secure storage unit New signs for Sidewalk Advocates A small office space near PDL to continue our operations CareNet Pregnancy Center of Albuquerque has kindly offered us space and their Medical Mobile Unit until everything can be resolved. While we are considering this option, we hope something closer to home will be opened to us also. This Saturday at 10am, Sidewalks Advocate for Life-ABQ is hosting a Prayer Rally in front of PDL. We invite all of you to come and join us!
With deepest regards and an abundance of thanks,
Director of Client Services