Carol Adams, Former Police Officer and Founder of the Carol Adams Foundation, partnered with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to help provide resources for the Carol Adams Foundation. 75 Church members of all ages gathered together on Saturday, June 8 and packed 212 hygiene packs, 68 art kits, and created 122 cards for kids of all ages who participate in her programs.
The Carol Adams Foundation started with a mission to aid women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Providing a safe place for women and children is something of dire importance to Adams since she, herself, had been impacted by domestic violence in her childhood, and has witnessed the effects of violence as a police officer. “At critical times … when someone is ready to make a move, we need to be there to help them.” says Adams. “Life happens, like it happened to me, but that does not mean you stop living.”
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were visibly moved by the words spoken by Carol Adams. Domestic violence has become more and more of a growing concern in many of our communities. The Carol Adams Foundation started the movement “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” to lead the way on the crusade to reduce domestic violence and provide a foundation for many affected by it. Adams has a strong personal testimony of her mission to serve others, which is something members of the Church can relate to as they strive to share with their communities how they can better follow Jesus Christ.
“God created us all with a mission, we need to be out and be about it.” says Adams. She sees her mission, and the mission of all mankind, as helping our brothers and sisters on this earth in any way possible. The Carol Adams Foundation is always looking for volunteers to help the organization reach more people in the community. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are looking forward to volunteering with The Carol Adams Foundation this summer and throughout the rest of the year.
For volunteer opportunities with The Carol Adams Foundation, contact them through their website or at HandOnRVA.org.
-Tarell Cisneros-Harrison is a member of the Chippenham YSA Ward where he was baptized just over a year ago. Today he serves as both a Ward Missionary and Public Affairs Specialist over Media and Social Media for the Richmond Virginia Midlothian Stake.
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