Dear Friends: From our Executive Director

Dear Friends,

The Lord is always right on time.  After questioning and dreaming during a lunch meeting, a business owner asks his wife about selling a warehouse.  Next thing I know, we are closing on that warehouse with grant money to fund it.  We now own two warehouses!

The reason Advance Memphis is ecstatic to have a second warehouse with 66,000 square feet is because of all the opportunities for our South Memphis neighbors to work in their neighborhood AND to support businesses in our city. Versant Supply Chain, a prior customer in our Suzette warehouse, contacted us wanting more space.  Our 960 Bellevue warehouse has dedicated space for the Work Life elective- Automotive Maintenance taught by a volunteer from Harvest Church, Jeremy Brummer.  This picture of  the local church sharing its gifts and strengthening the body of Christ encourages us as we labor.  Another Work Life elective, Forklift Training & Certification, utilizes a shipping container, racking, and a taller ceiling. Not only are we preparing South Memphians for skilled labor jobs; our city benefits from an increased number of forklift operators.

Join us in prayer during this season with the many expenses to make the warehouse operational.  The investment in a second warehouse continues to give us a stronger and unique mix of funding including self-generated income, grants, and donations while providing more employment opportunities for our graduates in our target community and fulfilling our mission.  We have seen success in the growth of our warehousing endeavors as our Suzette warehouse currently operates successfully with 91% self-generated income.  Please consider donating today to support repairs and expanding our current fire sprinkler system to include the entire building.  In addition, as we seek to build a stronger donor base while strengthening cash flow, would you consider joining our team as a $20 or more  monthly donor?

Thanks for considering our financial needs but please don’t neglect prayer for Advance Memphis.  Aslan is on the move.  We are thankful hearts are being transformed by the good news of Jesus Christ at Advance Memphis.

Advancing Memphis Together,

Steve