Since then, TRAC2 has become a beacon of hope for those struggling with poverty and high street debt in the Torfaen community. Our unwavering dedication to helping families overcome financial hardship and avoid relationship breakdowns, separation, and homelessness has helped to change countless lives for the better.
As a charity, we understand that poverty is not just about a lack of financial resources. It is about facing insecurity, uncertainty, and impossible decisions about money on a daily basis. It is about feeling marginalized and even discriminated against because of financial circumstances beyond our control. That is why we are committed to providing support and assistance to those in need, not just today, but for as long as we are needed.
Our commitment to helping those in need has not gone unnoticed. Over the years, we have been honored to receive numerous awards and accolades, including the Jo Cox Community Champion Award and an MRW Award. We have even had visits from Hollywood star Michael Sheen, who has been a vocal advocate for our work supporting homeless teenagers in Wales.
In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic presented us with the greatest challenge yet. However, with the support of our amazing donors, we were able to provide essential services to those who needed it most, even during the height of the crisis. We created a food store, provided PPE equipment, and offered emotional support through video calls and messaging.
As we look back on our first 10 years of operation, we are proud of everything we have accomplished. But we know that there is still much work to be done. We remain committed to our mission of helping families overcome poverty and financial hardship, and we look forward to serving the Torfaen community for many more years to come.