Together We Can!
Bethany House has a vision and a mission
that many of you have embraced. This program is much more than
its staff, however critical these incredible people are. Without
community involvement, this program would not have flourished
for the past 16 years, nor would we be able to accomplish our future goals
for extended services that will allow us to help more women and children
for longer periods of time. In honor of those who have stood faithfully by
our side over the years, we’d like to begin a process of recognizing
you, our supporters, for your hard work.
Since the creation of Bethany House, one
couple has stood by our side in a number of diverse capacities.
In the “olden
days” these two dedicated individuals served as a “sponsor
family” for our women. To this day, they act as the surrogate
grandparents for one special little boy. Just last week, they
were at our home busily working on household repairs and this
young man, now 12 years old, was at their side, helping with
the home where he spent the first months of his life. Alice has
served on our Board of Directors, and her husband Mil continues
to assist with a variety of household repairs and upgrades, and
have given financially. We applaud you Mil and Alice! Your committed
service has not gone unnoticed.
Major donors, Harold and Melba Hauser, have
given beyond what we could have ever possibly asked or imagined.
Their ongoing financial commitment to Bethany House is a huge
indicator of their oversized hearts. Even though they have
a busy life filled with family, fellowship, and friends they
still make time to help Bethany House raise funds. The Hauser’s
travel frequently, and have four children and eight grand children.
Their youngest son is serving in Iraq as a senior, intelligence
officer for the Marines, and they just celebrated 50 years
of marriage. We appreciate you standing by us all these years.
This last year, Cherie Dobbs blessed one
of our young women by throwing her a baby shower to end all
showers. The women of Shekinah Christian Church and several
volunteers showed their support by attending and helping provide
the food, fellowship, and of course…fantastic gifts! It was evident by Brittany’s
astounded looks and tear-filled eyes that she was extremely grateful
for this group of women and their desire to make her shower one
There is just not enough space to list every person, organization,
church, or business that has helped Bethany House, in some way,
this past year. We have received generous grants from a number
of respected family foundations, and business giving programs.
New churches and individuals have come on board as financial
supporters and in a number of volunteer capacities. Various businesses
have not only donated their finances, but their goods and services
to help make our silent auctions successful. To each and every
one of you who have prayed for Bethany House, or have supported
us in any way, we say thank you, God bless you, and may you have
the happiest New Year yet. We hope you will continue to partner
with us as we touch two lives at a time.
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