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Angela's Story: Hope After Irma

Posted on April 18, 2018

Hope After Irma

Meet Angela. In September of 2017, tragedy struck her family when they lost their home to Hurricane Irma. They became homeless and, for a while, had to jump around to multiple hotels.

“I cannot express the emotional crisis and how this impacted our family unit,” Angela said.

A Ray of Hope appeared when someone referred her to Metropolitan Ministries.

“Your organization provided shelter, food, and case management at a very low period in my life.”

Thus began their journey back to self-sufficiency and stability. During their stay, Angela even received a scholarship and was able to re-enter her doctoral studies.

Angela’s story is just one of dozens of families whose lives were shattered by Hurricane Irma and Maria.

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