C is for Caterpillar
David Barnett found himself in need of new work after vocational training he received in the Navy became obsolete. Over the next few years he struggled with drug addiction and ended up homeless and hopeless in Miami, Florida.
In Norco, Riverside County, the prison known as “Hotel California” is home to about 3400 male inmates. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation houses inmates, while programs like those led by Prison Fellowship work to transform their lives.
According to statistics, parenthood is the leading reason that teen girls drop out of school. The CDC estimates that more than 50% of teen mothers never graduate from high school.
Catapulted into an opportunity to start a brand new ministry, Salvation Army Captain Maria Romero planted small seeds by handing out free, fresh fruit and vegetables at Gonzales Park to whoever was in need of them.
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