Walla Walla woman creates care packages to help families in need
WALLA WALLA, Wash. - A Walla Walla woman who was homeless at one point received a care package that helped her transition to permanent housing.
Now she's on a mission to provide others the same love and support through her non-profit organization, Hope Heals.
“My son gave me my care package and I care about people and want them to know there's somebody in the community that cares.”
As a single parent with three children, Annett Bovent was homeless three times over twelve years.
Living in an R.V. for three long years, before she received a loan that gave her a new beginning.
Since 2013, Annett started Hope Heals, out of her home which allowed her to create care packages for homeless and low income people who are transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing.
“I feel like once people get their basic needs met they can concentrate on bettering themselves,” said Bovent.
When she receives a referral from an agency in town she then goes through a list with them finding out their needs to gather a package.
Annett has been able to provide over 4,000 care packages through the years with the help of community donations and volunteers.
Bovent said, “We have a generous community and I appreciate each and every one of them.”
Hope Heals, continues to expand filling a large void in Walla Walla.
“I have big dreams this year for 2018 and I’m praying and hoping that those dreams come true,” said Bovent.
This year she plans on owning her own building and to continue her mission statement.
“Our goal of spreading hope, love and kindness to everyone everywhere so be the change that you wish to see in the world."
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