ALIVE’s Vision and Mission
- To alleviate the suffering caused by poverty and to dramatically improve the lives of those in need in the city of Alexandria.
- Through faith and love, to help people faced with emergency situations or long-term needs become capable of assuming self-reliant roles in the community.
ALIVE! was founded by 14 faith communities in 1969 who thought they could do something to respond to rising levels of poverty in the city of Alexandria. ALIVE! was started as Alexandria Involved Ecumenically, and has grown from 14 to 45 congregations, community, city and civic organization and volunteers who work together to help provide basic needs support to people in the city of Alexandria.
ALIVE!’s mainstay programs provide essential support including shelter, food, monetary support, basic furniture and housewares and early education.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Isaiah 6:8 (NIV)