We are getting ready to open our 6th transplant apartment on September 27th! What we have found out along this journey is the incredible need for what we are doing. Over the last couple of months we have turned away more than 20 transplant families and that is a true heart breaker from our standpoint. Another amazing statistic is the number of transplant families we have served in just over three years….52!
We could not have imagined in our wildest dreams how our foundation would impact so many people. We always describe our beginnings as “jumping off a cliff.” We literally had NO IDEA where we would land, but we have indeed landed in the most wonderful place. God has been good; he has provided everything we have needed at exactly the time we needed it.
The next week will be a circus around here! Final preparations are being done. Things like washing sheets and towels, buying last minute items, staging the move (in order to get it done in the fastest and most economical way possible)….staging works! Our garage is a mess. Our storage units are a mess. But the mess is necessary to get to the final product….THE MOVE!
The movers will arrive around 9:00 a.m. to load things up from our garage, drive over to storage, load up the truck from the two storage units, and deliver everything to the apartment. There we will be met by members of our board, willing workers who will help unpack and set up. Exciting times!
Lastly, on top of all of the good news, above, we already have a family waiting to move into #6. Their daughter is in the hospital recovering from a kidney transplant and the family is staying in a local hotel until the apartment is ready. They are waiting for the call that says “come on over!”
Then, I guess….it’s on to #7!!