December 30, 2015 10:45 am admin
Mercy Center received a great many generous donations this Holiday season.
Our conference table was a smorgasbord of items for teens, toys for kids, clothing and gift cards (4 times over). The staff from the shelters came to the main office to “shop” for the residents who lived in our three local houses. No gift was too little and certainly no donation too big. The gifts spilled from under the Christmas Trees in all three houses. The newborns wriggled and dozed amidst the excitement; the toddlers were amazed, the teens were overwhelmed, and quietly moved by the outpouring of support.
In the days before Christmas, Sally Rose called me to tell me that her grandson Cameron, had asked that she and Ric forego gifting him this Christmas, and give money to a charity instead. Blessed as we are to have the Rose’s support since our inception, Sally and Ric chose to donate $5,000 to Mercy in their grandson’s name. We need more news stories about altruism, especially in these times, especially when teenagers like Cameron give us hope for the future generation.
We wish to thank the community for their support this year. We look forward to serving the vulnerable youth in our county in 2016!
Submitted by Briana Taylor, Executive Director, Mercy Center Ministries, Inc.