Did you know that more than 30,000 people in the greater Birmingham area have suffered the loss of a loved one this year and there have been more than 11,000 funerals? Have you considered how many people will have one less chair at their holiday table?
You might hear that and say, "I had no idea."
You see, all those people struggle during the holidays to find hope and normalcy in a world that is suddenly turned upside down. Since Community Grief Support began twenty years ago this year, we have helped more than 30,000 bereaved through free grief counseling and grief support groups as well as community-wide grief education programs.
But there are more who need us!
The truth is we really need you now more than ever. Many in our community are in despair and praying for hope. Many have lost their spouses, their children, their parents, grandparents, and siblings. Community Grief Support is here to help them find hope and healing.
This year, every dollar donated up to $10,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by the board and advisory council members of CGS so that we can meet our goal of more than $20,000. Every dollar donated brings those who are hurting a step closer to regaining control of their lives. At CGS they get help and there is no bill to pay-wont' you join us this year to provide that lifeline? You may also choose to make a gift in memory or honor of your own loved one.