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Area homeless women and children on the rise

Amarillo, TX - Our area continues to see an increase in homeless women and children.

Community support is needed to provide them with a second chance.

Over one-hundred homeless women and children are helped by Martha's Home every year.

They helped them get back on their feet by providing opportunities they may never have had, as well as a home.

There is also a need for financial support and donations to meet the demand.

Items both big and small are appreciated; ranging from appliances to everyday items, as well as, vehicles and gas cards.

Martha's Home says the more as a community we help the area's homeless, the more productive they can become.

"we need companies who are willing to hire Martha's home residents and they make really good employees. they're really eager to progress with their life," says Mary Kay Kuhrts, Development Director at Martha's Home

Martha's home is holding their annual Second Chance Prom Saturday March 31st, which is open to the public. 

This gives women in the program an opportunity to experience a night many of them missed out on.

Prom dresses and volunteers are needed to make this event happen.

If you would like to help stop by Martha's Home at 1204 S.W. 18th Avenue or call Development Director Mary Kay Kuhrts at 806-367-1757.

Tickets are $35, and are available through all Panhandle Ticket outlets, including the Civic Center Box Office, area United Supermarket locations, or charge online at There is still room for table reservations and corporate sponsorship.

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