Project 10:27 INC is a non-profit focused on providing one-on-one Christ-centered care to people in need throughout the community. Through the development and heavy investment in one-on-one relationships, we offer care to those who are experiencing difficult times in life such as grief, chronic or terminal illness, loneliness, and food insecurity. We have a particular passion for engaging senior adults who are home bound or transportation challenged. We intend to make this most vulnerable group our first priority. To effectively serve them, we prioritize the development of the relationship and are dedicated to building trust by staying in weekly contact with each beneficiary. Through telephone contact, zoom meetings and face to face encounters in their home we aim for deep conversations, we offer prayer and Bible study while investing in a meaningful friendship. Through partnerships with area businesses and churches we intend to meet other needs such as routinely providing food, Bibles and personal hygiene items while seeking the ability to connect those we serve with those who are willing to help.
This mission is so important to me that I have rearranged my life so that I can dedicate my time, resources and talents towards this most important cause. I am pleased to let you know about this amazing ministry and how you can be involved.
We need your help in the following ways:
America is Facing a Loneliness Epidemic
Did you know that even before the COVID-19 pandemic, public-health experts were concerned about an epidemic of loneliness in the U.S. The coronavirus has exacerbated the problem of loneliness, in particular on the 35.7 million Americans who live alone. Experts are rightly concerned about the mental health ramifications of this widespread isolation, especially since there is no agreed-upon tipping point at which acute loneliness transitions into a chronic problem with long-term consequences. A group of doctors from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School warned in an April 2020 published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that physical distancing and stress caused by the pandemic could worsen the suicide crisis the U.S. has already been weathering for more than a decade.
Since lock downs and stay-at-home orders were instated, roughly a third of American adults now report feeling lonelier than usual, according to an April 2020 survey by social-advice company SocialPro. If the stereotype of a lonely person is a frail, elderly adult who lives alone, the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the truth that was there all along: anyone, anywhere, of any age can experience loneliness.
SocialPro’s survey of 1,228 people ages 18 to 75 predominantly living in English-speaking countries found that at least 20% of respondents from each age group polled were lonelier than usual as a result of coronavirus. Millennials were among the most likely age groups to feel lonely before COVID-19, research shows, and that’s no different now; 34% of millennials in the survey said they were “always or often” lonelier due to the pandemic.
And of course, elderly adults remain at high risk of loneliness. Given their susceptibility to serious COVID-19 infections, older adults are likely to be even more cut off from outside life. The University of Chicago found the coronavirus pandemic has made about a third of adults 70 and older lonelier than usual.
In other words, loneliness is everywhere, especially now and we can’t keep ignoring this problem. Project 10:27 has been established to address this most important health crisis. But to make a real impact we need your help and support. Will you join with us to meet the challenge?
Project 10:27 Has Earned a 2020 Bronze Seal of Transparency
Project 10:27 just earned a 2020 Bronze Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now 10+ million GuideStar users can find out more about our mission and programs. Plus, we’ve provided fresh information to 200+ charitable websites and applications that use GuideStar data, such as AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good.
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