The Washington Court House police and fire departments, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and Fayette County EMS have recently accepted a coin challenge between the departments to benefit the LIFE Pregnancy Center.
These local lifesavers will participate in a friendly rivalry by saving their spare change in giant baby bottles for LIFE Pregnancy’s operational fundraiser called “Baby Bottle Campaign.” The winner of this competition will be announced and recognized at an upcoming Local Lifesavers Challenge at Streetside 62 on Friday, April 28 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The event is open to the public and will feature a DJ, live auction, and other fundraising activities. Streetside 62 will donate a percentage of the day’s proceeds to LIFE Pregnancy.
The idea was originally proposed by LIFE Pregnancy board member Mandy Waters, and was received with enthusiastic participation from the men and women who routinely save lives in Fayette County.
“These individuals are likely to be the first ones to arrive and assist at the scene of an emergency, so when given the opportunity to help the center, it does not surprise me that they agreed to be involved,” Waters said. “Overtime small change really counts, and adds up to change and save lives. The collaborative effort of all the local lifesavers will make a huge impact on the lives of moms, dads and babies who receive services from the center.”
The public can designate funds to a favorite team or department by visiting or mailing contributions directly to the department or by visiting the LIFE Pregnancy Center at 314 E. Court St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Donors may choose to join the effort by requesting a baby bottle placement in their business, church or organization. All donations are tax-deductible, according to LIFE Pregnancy leaders.
“The baby bottle donations collected will help sustain the center’s programs so that important life-affirming resources are available to women and their families during an unplanned pregnancy,” said Patty Griffiths, the board president, who gratefully acknowledged all of the community assistance.
For more information about the Baby Bottle Campaign or the LIFE Pregnancy Center, call (740) 333-3030. LIFE Pregnancy is a faith-based non-profit organization which provides confidential and free services that include pregnancy testing; limited ultrasound examinations; pregnancy, abortion and adoption information; abstinence education and material, educational, emotional and spiritual support.
The information in this article was supplied by the LIFE Pregnancy Center in Washington Court House.
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