|Brooke Esther 414 Grant Recipient (PRNewswire photo)|
Urban News Staff Reports
In just a single year, The Esther 414 Foundation has recruited a global army of over 57,000 modern-day Esthers, women from all walks of life and all over the world. Women who want to use their voice and influence to stand for the less fortunate.
The COVID-19 crisis has become another call to action. As they lend a helping hand to the heart of the American family and the American workforce, their ‘Sisters in Need’ initiative is supporting women impacted by the crisis.
Their first grant recipient was Brooke, a single mother and an entrepreneur. She works as a consultant in the IT industry. This past spring, she scheduled a mammogram, which was years overdue. It was cancer and it was life changing. She maintained a positive attitude and turned to God on her path to recovery. In the beginning of this year, she was strong enough to return to work as an entrepreneur. She got back to business for the 1st quarter of 2020. The business she contracted with was quickly impacted by COVID-19, which impacted her engagement. Her opportunity to provide for her children dissolved, but optimism remains
“I didn’t make anything in 2019 and I made it through,” Brooke said. “The assistance from The Esther 414 Foundation will help me make it through this second challenge.”
Peggy Kennedy the Co-Founder of The Esther 414 Foundation said answering this call was instantaneous for the organization.
“We were created to empower women by providing faith-based social services in the U.S. and throughout the world,” she said. “The foundation is committed to being modern-day Esthers, empowering women and boldly helping people in need. The COVID virus has shaken the world’s economy, impacting millions of women who are the backbone of the American workforce.”