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THE RUSSELL HOME FOR CHILDREN: A NOBLE CAUSE IN GREAT NEED

June 5, 2020

Orlando, FL - The Russell Home for Atypical Children serves children with disabilities when no one else will (sometimes for life!). They not only provide housing and life sustaining medical care, but also give to those children a sense of family and love. Without the Russell Home, many of these children might enter into neglectful situations or fall through the cracks of the system. The home does not adhere to a specific denomination but infuses faith and Christian morals into their program. Thankfully they've since helped countless numbers of children with disabilities live rich and extraordinary lives.

    Though America boasts of a reputation as one of the highest in terms of charitable giving, the pandemic has also hit the pocketbooks of many who give. That's why it is more important than ever to ratchet up our giving to organizations such as the Russell Home in this time of dire need. Jesus said "let the little children come unto me" to show his love for even the meek and mild among us. Shouldn't we do the same?
    Today you will find in the home a dusty occupational license dated Nov. 13, 1951, when Mrs. Russell opened her home to the first child to “see if it would work out," and it did! In 1967, the Russell Home became a nonprofit organization as well as the first residential facility in the country for brain-damaged children. Grandma Russell was the remarkable and dedicated woman who started this venture and  volunteered 24 hours a day, seven days a week – to provide ample care and support for the residents. That legacy is carried on today but not without your generous financial contributions. Keep  these vulnerable children safe through the storm of the pandemic: donate today, if you are able, by visiting www..RussellHome.org.

 

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