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Society – a group of people living together in some form of community. From antiquity, humans have organized themselves into societies based on geography, culture, language, religion and ideals. No matter where on Earth humans were at any given time, you would find them organizing themselves into societies because we simply function better when we all work together and share resources. One hallmark of every society is how it treats its most disadvantaged members. In modern times, societies have formed nonprofit organizations to help people, whether nationally or via in our case, locally with nonprofit organizations in Jacksonville, FL.
Why non-profits organizations?
No matter how fair or wealthy a society is, there are always members that (according to the society rules) are at a disadvantage. This could be unfairly because of race, gender, disability or lack of access to resources through poverty, natural disaster or abuse. Strong societies take care of all their members without judgment. In these modern times, that care is often through non-profit organizations.
Examples we see here when it comes to nonprofit organizations in Jacksonville, FL are the caring men and women providing the underserved with food, shelter, medical care, education and housing.
Access to these supports do more than most people realize. Societies are only as strong as their “weakest” members – and we use that term very loosely. Often those we consider to be weak have a wealth of information and talents that will benefit the community. However, they cannot exercise those benefits if they are spending all their time in survival mode.
Here’s an example
If there is racial discrimination in a society, that keeps an entire set of people away from the opportunities they need to thrive. They are less likely to get well paying jobs, avoid incarceration for minor infractions, have access to safe housing, good universities and more. Yet that same group carries with it a rich tradition, experience, ideas and much more from their culture. All this could be used to strengthen the entire community.
Non-profit organizations are the bridge between the lack of advantages and the opportunities the not-as-fortunate need. The sad truth is, not everyone is treated equally in society, and not everyone has equal access to the basics of life. When a non-profit steps in to fill the gap, the entire society improves.
Our nonprofit organizations in Jacksonville, FL
America is the land of opportunity for some, but sadly, not for all. While there is plenty to love about our great nation, it is clear we have some work to do in taking care of all our citizens. FreshMinistries is a progressive and inclusive non-profit organization in Jacksonville, FL that uses a multi-pronged approach to address needs now, and promote lasting change in the future. Our many programs (youth support, aquaponics for economic stability and job creation, career center, advocacy and more) are all designed to eradicate poverty through education, economic opportunity and healthy living. We are here for our society because we truly are all in this together. When we remember that, we can all move forward as a stronger community. Contact us to know more information.