This month, celebrate AMOS (A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy) and make an investment in our vital work in Ames, Ankeny, Norwalk, and the Des Moines metro. In the last year alone, AMOS has:
- Successfully worked to include 5 key AMOS priorities in the City of Des Moines one-cent sales tax proposal, then helped pass the proposal with over 70% of the vote! AMOS priorities funded by this tax include infrastructure improvements, hiring additional rental inspectors, addressing abandoned and dilapidated homes, expanding library hours to 6 days per week, and funding children’s mental health crisis services.
- Launched an effort to bring a Housing First permanent supportive housing initiative to Story County, to address the needs of our neighbors with chronic mental illness.
- Secured ongoing public funding for two AMOS-initiated organizations: Project IOWA and the Story County Housing Trust Fund.
- Expanded our membership with the founding of a new AMOS cluster of seven congregations in Ankeny!
Join us for a celebration and fundraising party on Sunday, June 30 at 4:00 p.m. at the Hildenbrand home, 410 Franklin Ave. Des Moines. RSVP to the party and learn how you can contribute at amosiowa.org/yourinvestment.