Dear Friends of 180,
As a fierce advocate for the betterment of all people, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work for civil rights and equity embodies every ounce of the mission of 180 Turning Lives Around. We hold a special place in our hearts and mind for Dr. King’s legacy as we advocate for justice and bolster the strength and hope of thousands of men, women and children who have been battered physically and emotionally by domestic violence and sexual assault. We are confident that the civil rights work we do to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together to strengthen our community and build a stronger and safer Monmouth County, is indeed the very work that Dr. King embodied.
On behalf of our Board, staff, volunteers and our client-families, we would like to express to you our gratitude for helping us fulfill our mission. Your support – whether it be financial or through advocacy & volunteer efforts – help us restore justice and bring safety, peace and independence to so many families in Monmouth County.
As our colleagues at the National Center for Nonprofits so perfectly stated, “As nonprofits, our entire reason for being is to make society better by our missions and deeds. As part of that promise, we have a responsibility to advance an equitable society, to shine a bright light on the harsh reality of systemic racism and injustice and to actively work against it.”
May Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy inspire you to continue your involvement with 180 and hold us close to your heart throughout the coming year. Your support and belief in our mission is needed now more than ever.
Anna Diaz White, Executive Director
Brian M. Nelson, Board President