To whom much is given, much is expected

Guest post by Judy Taylor.

My name is Judy Taylor. I’m proud to serve on Alabama Arise’s board of directors and to count myself as an Arise member and supporter. And I urge you to join me in supporting Arise’s work to help struggling Alabamians through better public policies.

Grant funding will match up to $75,000 of donations that Arise receives by Dec. 31 dollar-for-dollar. This money will help strengthen Arise’s analysis, organizing and advocacy on important issues like Medicaid expansion and public transportation.

Generous supporters like you have already given $23,000 toward our $75,000 goal. With your help, we can reach that goal together.

Please donate today to support Arise’s work for change. If you’ve already given, I thank you for being part of our movement.

Why I support Alabama Arise

I support Arise because I experienced firsthand the struggle of a working family who faced economic challenges. Thanks to the GI Bill, my father had a good job as an electrical engineer. But we still faced challenges living a modest life.

As the oldest of 11 children, I remember the pain of wearing hand-me-downs, of carrying a buttered biscuit for lunch, of not being able to afford a 10-cent ice cream sandwich. But even then, I realized I was blessed with a good family, with loving parents who provided a home, food and clothes – more than others around me enjoyed.

As an adult, I try to live by Luke 12:48: “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.” This leads me to give my time, my talents and my money to support Arise in the fight against poverty and its terrible consequences.

Your support for Alabama Arise is an investment in a brighter future for all Alabamians. Please click here to contribute to Arise’s work today. Together, we can make Alabama better!