RECOGNIZING THOSE WHO PARTNER WITH US
There's more to church than just attending a service, especially when the name of the church is Mount Comfort United Methodist in Appomattox. Comforting others is behind every blanket, scarf, and hat that these and other women have made and have so generously given to our neighbors.
Meet Bonnie Deters (with the scarf), her sister, Connie Fortin (with the blanket), and Bonnie's daughter Cherie Boyd (with the hat) standing with Food for Families Director Lisa Anderson.
Connie has been crocheting "blessing blankets" for the past two years and giving them away. Others from the United Methodist Women at Mount Comfort have come alongside to help, and it became the "Stitchin' for a Mission" project. In December the women gave 55 blankets to Park View neighbors. This month they returned with 18 more, along with 30 scarves and 26 hats.
Attached to each blessing blanket is a note that reads, in part: "Each and every stitch represents a prayer that was lifted up on your behalf as the blanket was made. Whenever you wrap yourself in the blanket, remember God's blessings. Remember His great love for you. Feel the joy and comfort that only He can bring. And remember, we will continue to hold you close in our hearts and prayers."
Thank you, ladies and all your friends, for the comfort you're providing!
Thanks to Our Newest Sustaining Partners
The Pacific Life Foundation has announced a grant in support of our COVID-19 relief efforts. The Foundation recognized that our programs have seen a considerable increase in demand since the onset of the pandemic, and wanted to help support families in need.
The Al Stroobants Foundation was founded in 2006 by well-known Lynchburg philanthropist Alphonse Stroobants, who founded Belvac, formerly Belgium Tool and Die, in 1962. The Foundation's purpose is "to provide financial support for those activities that extol the virtues of the human spirit" and it has been a previous supporter of Park View's mission.
Our Sustaining Partners Keep Us Moving Forward
We are also grateful for grants received from these friends in 2020:
The Centra Foundation, The Sherwin Cook Foundation, and The Andrew H. & Anne O. Easley Trust