WHAT IS PROJECT 15:12?
Project 15:12 found it's name and inspiration in the bible. In the Gospel of John, chapter 15 verse 12, Jesus says, "This is my commandment: love one another as I love you."
In March of 2014, co-directors Karly Driscoll and Monica Burchett wanted to do just that... to help foster a community eager to love each other. The pair researched other agencies in the area and nationally and found that there were very little to no resources or organizations out there to help the middle of the road families who are struggling for one reason or another.
Project 15:12 was started to help families who experience some sort of life transition and need a little help to get to the other side. Our efforts are focused on helping individuals and families who don't qualify for any other government subsidies and fall into a gap in services.
We hope that even though they might not seek out help, when they are shown some compassion, they are able to deal with what life has thrown their way. We truly believe that when someone is shown compassion, at some point they will want to show compassion to others. It’s about growing a community who love by loving!
We also lead a community who want to make a difference in lives through love, support (financial, physical, emotional) and prayer. We see our community coming together to help and love these families because life happens to all of us. Our goals are to show kindness, understanding, consideration and compassion. We meet these goals by finding resources, human and financial, and matching them with those in need.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in the power of prayer.
We believe that need is not defined by finances.
We believe that love and support can come in many forms.
We believe that we are called to do something to support others.
We believe that when we give, we heal, and the givers become the receivers.
We believe in you.
Project 15:12 is headed up by Co-Directors Karly Driscoll and Monica Burchett who handle the day-to-day operations and case management. These two are supported by a board of community members who help review aid applications. The organization is supported by dozens of volunteers to offer prayers, event support and financial backing.
WORDS FROM THE COMMUNITY
“I really appreciate you helping me out. Since I spoke to you last, I found a job so wish me luck! Your project is a very great cause and I wish you all the best. Thank you so very much for what you are doing for those in need. It is a necessary project!”
“Thank you for serving our community. Bless you as you serve Christ and others.”
“I was not familiar with this organization until this morning when I left for work. There was a sweet note and gift card for my kids and me. Thank you!! The curious part of my wants to know who it was; however, it was great encouragement. As a single mom, working full-time, and in my second year of law school, it can be easy to run on empty. Thank you for your generosity!”
“We are so thankful for the support that Project 15:12 has provided for us since my mom's accident and traumatic brain injury. They have done such a great job of providing us with things that we need, even before we know we need them. This organization is such a blessing and will continue to do great things for so many people. Thank you!”
"I cant say enough wonderful things about your program. I am thrilled that you came in to my life at the perfect time."
“Project 15:12 is the perfect way to put faith in to action. I am certain you will do wonderful things all for the glory of God”
"So glad you have put your faith into action - most of us don't take the time to do that. I love your mission. You are targeting a need that, in my opinion, is significantly overlooked. Thanks for sharing this information and keep up the fantastic work!"
“Over the past years I’ve witnessed first-hand a gap in services to our community. It’s the idea of serving those who are simply stuck in the middle. I’m glad Project 15:12 has taken on that challenge.”
“There is no question Project 15:12 needs to exist in order for “middle place” families to be served. The impact of Project 15:12 will be awesome.”