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PLEASE HELP BUILD THE "REIGNITE A LIFE" Foundation to make a positive difference in the lives of people who are facing hardships due to long-term unemployment and other experiences . We ASPIRE to inspire hope and assist them in sustaining a better life. More ...


ReTina's "REIGNITE" brand has launched this campaign to raise money and awareness for this “Life Inspiring Movement and Social Change Program”. The organization aspires to “ReIgnite” the lives of Women who may need a spark of hope and help due to unforseen life challenges. 

OUR MISSION is to focus those caught in the crossfire of being 40+ in a changing workforce with an often unforgiving long-term unemployment climate. For those who have been out of work more than 6 months, often times more than 3 years, it can be difficult to reinvent themselves without a little help and encouragement. A large demographic of "over forty" are literally being left behind by the private and public sectors they helped build. 80% of Americans are 2 paychecks away from homelessness and the more recent long-term unemployed are virtually one more “NO” away from living on the streets.

OUR GOAL is to build this movement and foundation using diverse and innovative methods to bring awareness for political, social and corporate change and provide inspirational, educational and entertaining life changing messages. As we grow financially, we will donate to organizations that provide higher education assistance and retraining for new careers and small business ownership, job skill enhancements, health education and awareness, financial planning and assistance, temporary and transitional housing and more; with guidance and care provided by a qualified, passionate, dedicated leadership, case management and volunteer staff of community and corporate partners.

YOU CAN ALSO HELP US BUILD THE REIGNITE A LIFE MOVEMENT, ONE LIFE AT A TIME and become a “REIGNITOR” to make a positive difference in the lives of millions who are facing hardships due to the ever- changing economy and workforce. Do a random act of good for someone anywhere, post it and use #IAMAREIGNITOR FOR #REIGNITEALIFE


ReTina is the name given at birth and divinely so, as a writer, advocate and speaker, I am committed to ReVive, ReNew, ReStore and ReIgnite the human spirit. Known by some as the “Queen of Resilience", I live to inspire people to restore their passion and renew their purpose; reigniting their own lives! When I was first given this vision, I was 2 years into my own unemployment journey and I could see the trend a lot clearer. Having compassion for those who were experiencing worse than me at the time, I never thought I would actually be rendered homeless until it happened. In 2009 during a failing economy, at 47, finally feeling like my life was on solid ground, I found myself and so did many of my friends across the country, with yet another opportunity to start over; there we were homeless to near homeless with very few options to sustain. Before my life took that turn of events, my purpose was clear, but I have never felt more purpose-filled in my entire life as I have since given the vision for this organization.

So as we continue our own personal journeys with strength and courage, let us be passionate, eager, dedicated and committed to find ways to help others and never give up our fight to do so.  Strength and confidence does not come without doing the work necessary, keeping our faith and trusting the process.

On April 13, 2013, I wrote an article about two middle-aged women who were experiencing one of the most difficult periods in their life due to long-term unemployment, lack of resources and virtually no family or friend support. I have made it my life’s work to help others, and while spending the past 3 years building the "ReIgnite" brand, redefining what it is, it wasn't until hitting below the bottom of the financial rock and rediscovering who I really am, that I had my “aha moment” and found clarity in my purpose.

We are hopeful that we can attract much needed donations and resources to seed and build the foundation to become something amazing! We also hope to attract grass root volunteers who are willing to roll up their sleeves and become a part of finding solutions to this rising epidemic. WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FROM THE DEPTHS OF OUR HEARTS FOR REACHING IN AND REACHING OUT TO HELP US REIGNITE LIVES!

Here is a beautiful and truth sobering poem written by Dawne Morrow ; It sums it all up...

Less Of A Home In America

Burned out Put out outright broke-n.

Pennies earned A dime spent just to make rent.

Savings depleted, Foreclosures Eviction notices.

Sallie Mae won't relent. Apply for anything they say.

I applied for everything that came my way.

Too educated but not enough "experience" for the minimum wage Under-educated, under experienced all of a sudden for my regular wage.

"Your résumé is impressive" doesn't mean anything anymore.

It's simply a "thanks, but no thanks" another closed door.

No support from relatives They're all deficient in their own right. Poverty in America, let me shed some light Couch to couch,

Floor to floor Love doesn't live here anymore

Not quite homeless in America Just less of a home in America

©DLM 2013

Copyright 2013, ReTina Broussard. All Rights Reserved

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