After a long hard year for many families across the country, Somebody Cares gave some a Christmas to remember.  It wasn’t the amount or value of the gifts given.  It was the personal, caring touch that let struggling families like the Broward’s know that God cares for them.

The Broward family lost their home and all their possessions when wildfires spread in Texas.  The grandfather, who lived with the family, began to experience health problems due to the strain of the loss.  He passed away before Christmas.  When Somebody Cares representatives, Vickie and Terry Gaskins, stopped by to deliver gifts for Christmas; the Broward’s rejoiced.  They were seeing God’s hand at work, providing their every need.  And the Gaskins had a chance to rejoice with them as they learned a friend was bringing
them a houseful of furniture that same day!

The Lewis family also lost everything to the wildfires. As they struggle to recover their lives, they are seeing God’s faithfulness too! Since they had lived in a leased home, they had no land to rebuild.  But through prayer and trust in God, they were recently given 3 acres to build a new home! Area churches stepped in to help with household items and Somebody Cares provided Christmas gifts so their family could celebrate God’s goodness in full.

Around the country Somebody Cares chapters provided holiday meals to the elderly, warm socks and essentials to the homeless, toys to children, and warm hugs and prayer for all who came.  Thanks to all our partners — it truly was a Christmas to remember.