Brooke: A Very Special Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, Hands of The Carpenter was excited to partner with Foothills Bible Church in Littleton to support a local single mother. Brooke was originally referred to Hands of The Carpenter by a friend and applied for our Vehicle Repair Program, but the vehicle was deemed unrepairable, so Brooke was moved over to our Vehicle Placement Program. She is a single mother with two children who was displaced from the home she shared with another single mother during the outbreak of COVID-19. Because of this situation, the children currently live with their fathers. Brooke is working towards self-sufficiency after separating from her son’s father and a recent diagnosis with fibromyalgia caused her to retire from her massage practice.

On Mother’s Day, Brooke was selected to receive a vehicle, along with receiving six months paid insurance coverage for her vehicle and a King Soopers gift card from the wonderful folks at Foothills!

Here’s what Brooke had to share: “I am so grateful to have been selected to receive a vehicle for Mother’s Day! I was in a really tough spot with having recently lost my housing and then having a car that required more repairs and maintenance than I could keep up with on my own. When a friend referred me to the program I did not expect to be able to get help so quickly. Hands of The Carpenter has been so helpful and understanding throughout this time, and the Foothills Bible Church team completely surprised me with the perfect vehicle for me and my little family.”

This last year has already been a tough transition for me and it’s been hard having to be away from my children during this whole pandemic. However, having been placed with a reliable vehicle is such a huge burden lifted off my shoulders.

She continued: “This last year has already been a tough transition for me and it’s been hard having to be away from my children during this whole pandemic. However, having been placed with a reliable vehicle is such a huge burden lifted off my shoulders. It has allowed me to continue working towards my goals of obtaining housing and stability for me and my children, as well as going back to school to study nursing. It has given me a renewed sense of faith to know that my struggles have not prevented me from being able to spend time with my children and that my hard work has not gone unnoticed. It’s been so affirming for me to see followers of Christ caring for others in their communities in such a big way. I feel so blessed that God has given me safe passage through these turbulent times, and a gentle reminder that even though we are all in different boats, we’re in this storm together.”

Hands of The Carpenter was grateful to share this unforgettable Mother’s Day with Brooke and Foothills Bible Church as we strive to help women on the road to self-sufficiency.

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Thanks to everyone who helps Hands of The Carpenter provide hope through transportation! Your generosity via gifts, car donations, volunteer hours and more allow us to reach more local women in need.

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