"Graced Again is a way to help those in our community who are starting over who reached rock bottom" says Brenda Walker, Founder or Graced Again Non-Profit.
Walker was a long time educator and administrator with Daviess County Schools for 31 years.
After retirement the long time mentor wanted to do something to help others, something she had already been doing for years, giving back.
When COVID-19 hit, her mission went into overdrive to help those in the Owensboro area get back on their feet.
Walker created Graced Again in the Spring of 2020.
"There is such a need in our community to support our local shelters - now more than ever because of the pandemic and funds being cut" says Walker.
When Brenda Walker created Graced Again, she never thought she'd help an adult with their first set of bedroom furniture.
"Graced Again helped me with the bedroom suit that I have, I've never had one before thanks to Brenda Walker thats how I have this bedroom suit" says Owensboro resident Jana Pollard.
Unofficially Walker has been helping the less fortunate for years, Graced Again is now recognized as a traditional not for profit in Kentucky.
A lot of the expense the long time teacher pays is out of her pocket, like two storage units, where she houses items to grace the lives of others. Humbly, never asking for help!
"There are assortment of donations in here, furniture, kitchen items, curtain rods, microwaves" says Walker showing off her storage unit full of life for someone in need.
Since March, Graced Again has helped nearly 100 men and women re-enter society with items others might sometimes take for granted.
"Its hard to describe when you don't have something and you've never had it before and someone blesses you with it, its-- I'm very blessed to have it" says Pollard.