A Journey: From That Others May LIVE to That Others May RISE  A beginning out of chaos, it was now dark, over twelve hours earlier we were attacked, the Pentagon is burning, many died this day when terrorists tried to rip joy, hope and faith permanently out of our hearts. A young mother stands alone crying with an infant cradled in her arms, staring at the devastation, not of a building, but of a future. Many were saved that day by courageous efforts; many never returned home as families were torn apart; and many had a gray uncertain future looming ahead. As I looked at the young woman, I was struck by the realization there was someone close to her inside who was never coming out. Doubt and uncertainty flooded me and fear filled my heart for what lay ahead for this child. I cried for the first time that day, as I too sat alone staring at the carnage. I knew, I needed to walk over to comfort, to help, to just be there. I said a brief prayer for courage, as my strength had fled me hours ago. As I stood, suddenly and seemly out of nowhere a pastor walked over and put his arms around her. As I looked on, faith and hope rose inside me. I didn’t realize it then, but at that very moment, it signified a journey for me from “That Others May LIVE” to “That Others May RISE”. Many years later as I reflect on that moment, I cry every time, if only inside for those who didn’t make it, but also for lives that were changed forever. On that day and every day thereafter, I started a long journey to find ways to assist in bringing faith, joy, hope and happiness so That Others May Rise.

A Journey: From That Others May LIVE to That Others May RISE
A beginning out of chaos, it was now dark, over twelve hours earlier we were attacked, the Pentagon is burning, many died this day when terrorists tried to rip joy, hope and faith permanently out of our hearts. A young mother stands alone crying with an infant cradled in her arms, staring at the devastation, not of a building, but of a future. Many were saved that day by courageous efforts; many never returned home as families were torn apart; and many had a gray uncertain future looming ahead. As I looked at the young woman, I was struck by the realization there was someone close to her inside who was never coming out. Doubt and uncertainty flooded me and fear filled my heart for what lay ahead for this child. I cried for the first time that day, as I too sat alone staring at the carnage. I knew, I needed to walk over to comfort, to help, to just be there. I said a brief prayer for courage, as my strength had fled me hours ago. As I stood, suddenly and seemly out of nowhere a pastor walked over and put his arms around her. As I looked on, faith and hope rose inside me. I didn’t realize it then, but at that very moment, it signified a journey for me from “That Others May LIVE” to “That Others May RISE”. Many years later as I reflect on that moment, I cry every time, if only inside for those who didn’t make it, but also for lives that were changed forever. On that day and every day thereafter, I started a long journey to find ways to assist in bringing faith, joy, hope and happiness so That Others May Rise.

Federally Recognized 501(c)3 Charity - Donation Tax Deductible By law

Providing opportunity to enable individuals to rise above poverty (esteem and social) and Serving our Veterans

One hundred percent (100%) of your donation that we receive goes to helping those in need.  All administrative costs are paid by the founders and no administrative persons, directors, or founders are paid.  

We started as a single family helping others where we could, one individual, one group, or one crisis at a time.  We are now reaching to others to expand our mission and calling. 

VISION

A globally recognized foundation working to mitigate uncertainty and risk through opportunity, faith, education and support to guide and enable individuals, their families, and communities to rise.

MISSION

Providing opportunity through faith (spiritual and individual), financial support, guidance, training, and education to enable individuals to rise above missed opportunities, poverty (esteem, environmental and social) and to become productive members and leaders of the community.  That Others May Rise:

Hope must come with faith and opportunity, otherwise it is just a wish.
— That Others May Rise

PRINCIPLES

  • ConsistencySupport that flows from one individual to another working with and through the community.

  • Relevance: Actions are real and sustainable to the individual and the community to face their challenges today and tomorrow.   

  • Agility: Be innovative, robust, resilient, and responsive to the community, the individual, and adaptable to changing and emerging situations. 

    Accountability: Ensure efforts and results are an effective return of investment for the stage of the individual, community, and the organization development.

We operate through faith; faith in God, communities, and the individual.  We will work based on Christian principles to provide avenues and reaching out to others to make positive choices in life.  Individual Christian faith is not a mandate to receive assistance or to take advantage of the opportunities presented by us or to be a part of our organization.  Our determination of an individual’s or group's ability and/or intent to make positive choices paves the way for a lifting hand.  Our success is reaching out to provide opportunity to others to mitigate and overcome obstacles and barriers that may stand in the way.  It is who we are and what we will always remember: It begins with you…to rise above to help others to take the chance…That Others May Rise.