WILMINGTON — Wilmington AM Rotary was recently joined by Sherri Lynn Stoops from the Arms of Hope, a non-profit located in Sabina.
One of Rotary’s six Human Rights Causes is “promoting caring economies.” Sherri spoke of the impact of poverty and addiction in Sabina. Arms of Hope seeks “to be a light in this community to those struggling with addiction and other issues. “We want to work with one family, one life at a time and make an impact there. Just one life, one family at a time.”
Future goals include an afterschool program for youth, homework assistance, GED assistance, access to local counseling services, financial guidance, internet for job-seeking, and any service they believe they are called upon to do.
They offer resources, access to broader community resources, mentoring, spiritual guidance, and hope. They believe that, with God, all things are possible.
In closing, she referenced Lao Tzu: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”