Grace Lutheran donates to Grandma's House

Thursday, December 27, 2012
From left are Bruce and Jane Bleser of the Chili Supper Committee, Pastor Kenneth Haydon, Merlin Leach and Gerri and Bob Jennings of the Chili Supper Committee. Photo submitted.

Editor:

On Oct. 26, Grace Lutheran Church, Holiday Island, hosted its Annual Chili Supper, which was widely supported by the local community and surrounding areas, for which we are truly grateful!

We raised a significant amount of funds to go to the Merlin Foundation's "Grandma's House," which is an organization designed to help victims of child abuse and their families.

As much as we hate to admit it, child abuse is very real and devastating, yet needs to be dealt with. We cannot sweep it under the rug and hope it will go away. Many lives and families are damaged by these heinous acts. So, with the help of Grandma's House, these children/families can go through the process of healing in a less traumatic environment with the with the help of professional staff and advocates.

We are thankful that this organization exists to help those in need. Our children are our future. Therefore, a check for $2,280 raised from the Chili Supper is being presented to Merlin Foundation's "Grandma's House", as our way of supporting this cause. We pray that God will continue to bless their work.

If anyone cares to give to Grandma's House, please call 870-391-2224.

Grace Lutheran Church

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