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People Making A Difference

The title of this month’s blog for We Are The World Blogfest is from the Christian Science Monitor’s online section on people who are working to make the world a better place. I go to this site often to find stories for my monthly posts. This month I am sharing a story about a non-profit organization in San Francisco called Miracle Messages. It was founded by Kevin Adler who was inspired to create his non-profit to help homeless people make contact with family members because of his late Uncle Mark who had been homeless for 30 years. The story “He helps homeless people reconnect with loved ones through video messages,”  by Bailey Bischoff describes how he has been able to reunite 100 individuals with friends and family and helped some of them to secure stable housing. It is very touching to read some of their stories like Mr. Spires who had lost touch with his daughter when his wife moved away and had not seen her since she was 3 years old. Miracle Messages was able to locate the daughter and reunite them online.

Kevin Adler wants to eliminate the stigma surrounding homeless people.

“A big part of our work is reframing people who are homeless as someone’s somebody”…( Kevin Adler Christian Science Monitor)

He has a goal of reuniting 1 million people by 2023 and has a hotline set up, 800-MISS-YOU.

Miracle Messages.org for more information on this organization.


We Are The World Blogfest, #WATWB, “seeks to promote positive news. There are many an oasis of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world.”

Cohosts for this month’s #WATWB: Shilpa Garg, Inderpreet Kaur Uppal, Peter Nena, Andrea Michaels, Damyanti Biswas.

Click on the We Are The World Blogfest link if you would like to participate.

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22 thoughts on “People Making A Difference

  1. JoAnna

    Great idea! There’s always somebody – a friend or family member who is willing to connect. And I love the name, Miracle Message. Thanks for this and the tip on the Christian Science Monitor section.

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  2. Retirement Reflections

    What a heartwarming and informative post, Deborah. Like your other commenters, I applaud this initiative, and its success!

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  3. Shilpa Garg

    Such a wonderful initiative. Kevin is truly making a big difference in the lives of so many people. More power to him and wishing that he achieves his goal and dreams. Thanks for sharing this heartwarming story, Deborah!

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  4. Deborah Weber

    What a wonderful initiative and their success rate is certainly something to celebrate. Offering homeless folks the opportunity to make connections, whether they turn out to be circumstance-changing or not, helps reinforce the truth of that we are all human and both crave and deserve connection, whether we are homeless or not.

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  5. bikerchick57

    Thanks for sharing Mr. Adler’s story, Deborah! This is good work that he does, helping the homeless reconnect with family. It’s a plight that’s evident across this country and it makes me wonder how many others, in all 52 states, are separated from family due to their inability to find or contact them. It would be a wonderful thing if many more communities adopted a similar initiative.

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