Bonnie Ponce encourages Relief readers to love Relief through donations. When I think about helping Relief through support raising, I think about my current job - support raising at a university.
Support raising, I think can have a negative stigma. Asking for money, even for a really good cause like Relief Journal, can be awkward for people. But the support raising process can lead to rewarding new friendships and shared stories.
Relief Journal allows authors to bare their souls through their writing and they reach a unique audience. Great questions are asked through poetry, fiction, and shared experiences. We support raise because we want people to continue to find their voice and share it with others.
I remember when I first heard about Relief. I was a little confused by the name but after I read the mission statement, I understood that Relief was raising the bar on Christian literature and bringing a fresh new point of view. I was thrilled to find like-minded people that wanted to write and read faith based fiction that dealt with the sinful and painful side of humanity but also the hope that we have in Jesus. I knew that I wanted to be a part of this group, to help support raise so these stories could continue to be shared.