Archive for July 26, 2012

Patrons For Peace Lauches Home Makeover Initiative for Laurel Family

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Fox 5 Recently did a story about Brent Debnam, a 22-year-old Laurel resident living with cerebral palsy and osteoporosis, and the fundraising organized by Patrons for Peace that hopes to raise $150,000 help his family add wheelchair access and an addition to their home. Click here to read the full story behind the video!

This was a Patrons for Peace Project Inc. fundraiser. If you’d like to help Brent and his family reach their goal, please click here to donate now!

Time to Pay the Rent – and $40 Short

Patrons for Peace recently stepped in to help a formerly homeless man who is now surviving on disability. His disability payment was reduced recently, leaving him approximately $40 short of his rent.

22-year-old Man Rescued from Homelessness

One of the first successful projects of 2012 that Patrons for Peace undertook was helping a local homeless man. The 22-year old arrived in the Laurel area when he fled his abusive family, and found nowhere to go.

Patrons for Peace paid for the man’s room and bare essentials in order to get him back on his feet. This included helping with food, laundry, transportation, a down payment and two weeks room and board, and guidance on finding and taking advantage of community resources.

The young man was able to successfully secure a full-time job, which means that soon, he’ll be able to pay his own rent.