I want to make a difference tomorrow

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To this day, she remains thankful to people who have made her life possible through their donations to the community's social services agencies. She brought her personal message of appreciation -- and her story of hope and challenge -- to Team Redstone on Oct.

The theme for this year's campaign is "Give Today. Make a Bright Tomorrow. I have two kids who have good mental health and who have had the opportunity to succeed in school. More importantly, they've got their dreams back. I've got my dreams back. She said those who donate their time, talents and money to local community organizations are the reason America is still a place where people can "achieve their dreams, where hopes run rampant and success is a given.

Jim Macklin, chief of staff for the Aviation and Missile Command and the host for the kickoff, said. But if you give to the local charities listed in the CFC brochure then your donations will go right into this community, and you will be able to see where your precious dollars will make a difference. Campaign volunteers will deliver CFC forms and brochures to Redstone Arsenal employees and other federal employees throughout the Tennessee Valley in the upcoming days.

The campaign is being coordinated by volunteer chairman Capt. Justin Strom and volunteer co-chairman Maj. The campaign will go through Dec. Tabarrok, who is the campaign director for the United Way of Madison County, said it typically takes six different social services to help a person recover from a tragedy, find stability in their life and regain their place in society.

True to form, that's how many services she used once she decided to leave her abusive marriage. There are times in life when people find themselves beaten down, overwhelmed and at a loss, where their situation makes it difficult and even impossible to climb the ladder of success and freedom.

Your donations focus on programs that are the strategies that help the victim climb the ladder to empowerment and freedom. The programs are the rungs of the ladder. Your investments are the solid ground that helps keep the ladder sturdy. The organizations you help fund are doing the work that anyone of us could need at any given time. You are helping those who can't help themselves.

Tabarrok reached out for that ladder of programs when, as a mother of a year-old son and a year-old daughter, she took the steps to leave her abusive marriage. A college-educated woman married 18 years, Tabarrok became a participant in an "evolving domestic violence situation.

Before you knew it the abnormal was normal and I couldn't figure out a way to get out. The police were frequent visitors to the family's home. But after her children told their mom "he is going to kill you," Tabarrok finally found the courage to press charges against her abuser and walk away from the abusive situation. She said 'We'll get you the help you need.

He's not allowed to treat you this way,'" she recalled. Crying, distraught and worried she would get into trouble, Tabarrok agreed to seek a protection order against her husband. Yet, she had doubts about her situation even in the Madison County Courthouse. She kept thinking "Why will the judge believe me?

I'm nothing. I've never had anyone on my side. But she did that day and for the months ahead. Before they allowed her to return home, the sheriff's department arrested her husband and confiscated nine weapons that he had planned to use on his wife. During the next months, her husband was arrested some 12 times before he realized he had to stay away from his family or he would be put in jail for a long time. When you believed in a stranger who didn't believe in herself, you empowered her and gave her freedom and the opportunity for success and growth. The stronger our people become the stronger our community becomes, one individual at a time.

Your sharing for a stranger saved not just one life, but the lives of those two children who are now at college. Strom, the campaign organizer, said he hopes all federal employees in North Alabama will respond to the CFC. Fariba Tabarrok speaks words of appreciation for the donations that participants in the Combined Federal Campaign have made over the years to social services agencies in Madison County. Tabarrok was able to escape an abusive marriage thanks to the st Photo Credit: U.

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