This is a story about Josh, and the hundreds of youth like him you have helped in the past. Thanks to you he heard God’s message of love and forgiveness, got matched with a mentor and completed his GED. He is now happily married, employed and grateful for your support. As Josh said, "Release Ministries was there for me spiritually, and they taught me how to connect with God, and I have always kept that with me. And it has been an amazing journey.”
As one of our committed supporters, I invite you to make a simple but profound change to the way you give to Release Ministries and become part of our first-ever monthly giving program, Stewards of Hope. You can become a Release Ministries Steward of Hope for as little as $10, $20, or $35 a month.
When you join Stewards of Hope, your sustaining monthly gift will strengthen our efforts in the Omaha area, positively impacting the lives of at-risk youth and families through the current programs at Release Ministries. You will also help us prepare for tomorrow’s challenges and expand programs like our Juvenile Justice Mentoring Program or Community Based Initiative, and enhance the Release Ministries Home Program.
We are now in our 22nd year and have recommitted ourselves to the basics of the ministry because of your support – Jesus Christ and the power of shared living. In a time of rising gang violence, the continued breakdown of families, and financial hardship in nearly every part of our city, Stewards of Hope will be our most valued supporters. As a Release Ministries Steward of Hope, you will let our staff know that they can count on you so they can focus on reaching the thousands of teens in the Omaha area who have been neglected, discarded, and judged to be “too much work.” Thanks to the sustained generosity of supporters like you, at least 85 percent of all funds raised by Release Ministries directly support youth program activities.
As a Steward of Hope, you will receive a tax-deduction receipt for your contributions at the end of each year. You will also receive our quarterly newsletter, NEWS RELEASE, which provides updates about our programs throughout the Metro.
I hope you will strengthen your already vital support by becoming a Release Ministries Steward of Hope, and in doing so, enable our staff and volunteers to reach even more youth than ever. Thank you again for your commitment.