Can You Hear It?

Can You Hear It? 

I’m told the tradition started about a decade ago as the Christian HELP staff wanted a way to recognize the moment they learn of a job seeker getting a job.  That is, the tradition of ringing a bell in the office every time a job seeker reports of getting a job. It’s a wonderful tradition and a wonderful sound. Whether they walk in and tell us or call on the phone or send an email, as soon as we learn of this fantastic news the bell rings out over the intercom so even the staff and volunteers in the food pantry can hear it. The moment this occurs everyone breaks into cheers and applause. 

In the last 3 months we rang the bell 24 times for people that got a job, but it’s not representative of the hundreds and even thousands we helped find employment through our Care Management Program, Job Board, Job Fairs, Community Classes and other means all year long. 24 people, 24 bell rings is just a sampling of our work. I wish you could hear it because it’s a wonderful sound and every time the bell rings it symbolizes so much more than a person getting a job. It is the coronation of hope, dreams realized, bills paid, homelessness averted and so much more.

Can you hear it? 

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