2020 has been quite a year, and we could not have done it without you! The support of the R3 community has been clearly evident. R3 is so much bigger than simply the students and staff in East St. Louis. It includes individuals all over the country doing their part to establish the kingdom of God in this city. We ALL are R3 in so many different and meaningful ways!
✨ WE are R3 is an army of warriors praying over our Christmas internship. ✨WE are R3 is a group of ambassadors using Facebook Live and virtual meetings to raise money for our year-end campaign.
✨WE are R3 is individuals, businesses, and churches partnering with us to provide the necessary funding to keep us running.
✨WE are R3 is youth groups helping clean up overgrown alleyways during our summer work academy.
✨WE are R3 is volunteers cleaning their closets out to donate to the R3 clothing drive.
✨WE are R3 is caring individuals checking up on us during the stay-at-home order.
✨WE are R3 is construction volunteers giving up their time to assist and train our youth through our home rehab projects.
✨WE are R3 is local partners linking arms with us to address the unique challenges in our community.
✨WE are R3 is a leadership team working creatively and tirelessly to fulfill R3’s mission during the most unique times.
✨WE are R3 is students overcoming tremendous roadblocks to invest in themselves and their future through paid work opportunities.
As we close out 2020, I am immensely grateful for all that God has accomplished this year through YOU, the R3 community. And I am even more proud of our students and their resilience to survive and continue to push forward in the face of so much adversity. They are such a gift to me, to the R3 community, and to the world.
It is a joy and privilege to do this work every day, and I look forward to all that God has for us in 2021.
God Bless & Happy New Year,