In the inaugural year of south Florida’s first Christian women giving circle, StrikeForce 421 awarded $70,000 in grants to four finalists on November 13. More than 50 women gathered at the historic Stranahan house for the announcement.
After reviewing 11 requests, Trees of Hope, dedicted to healing the wounds of sexual abuse and equipping communities to safeguard their children, received the largest sum of $48,000. Well of Sychar, an organization providing counseling and shelter for women and their children who have suffered under domestic abuse, received a grant of $20,000. And two additional ministries were granted a $1000 each. They were Access Life, which bridges the gap between individuals with disabilities and the church, and There is Hope for Me, a ministry combating sex trafficking.
StrikeForce 421 is currently comprised of 82 giving partners who join forces in order to grant larger sums than each woman would be able to do individually. For information, visit strikeforce421.org.