HUGS – Video
Debra Germany - is the Executive Director of Divine Intervention Ministries. Divine Intervention Ministries is a faith-based organization dedicated to restoring the lives of incarcerated adults and at-risk youth. Her life changed on July 9, 2001 when her only child, Raymond Germany, was murdered—shot seven times in the Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Through the death of her son, Mrs. Germany says, Divine Intervention Ministries was birthed in her spirit. With God as her guide, Mrs. Germany is determined to reach back and help as many people as she can to know that, with Christ, all things are possible. Mrs. Germany truly believes that if you have God in your life, you can do the impossible, reach the unreachable, and bear the unbearable.
Divine Intervention Ministries, began by using billboards to bring attention to unsolved murders and find community solutions to crime. It also seeks to soothe grieving family members who have lost a loved one to violence. In 2006 Divine Intervention Ministries changed its direction to focus on restoring the lives of incarcerated young men and at-risk youth and launched the IMPACT Program (Interceding Making Positive Actions Come Together).