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Matching Gift Opportunity Offered Until 12/31/17
As we near the end of 2017 Love In The Name of Christ (Love INC) of Greater Hancock County has been blessed with a unique gifting opportunity. Between now and December 31 your gift will be matched by a very generous donor $1 per $1. Whatever amount you give will be doubled!
This generous matching opportunity has been offered from long time local resident Mr. Robert Wortman. Mr. Wortman has chosen Love INC of Greater Hancock County to receive this gift in honor of his mother, Velma Davis Wortman, who recently celebrated her 107th birthday!! Velma is the daughter of Horatio and Venice Davis who were residents of Hancock County and former teachers at Westland School. Velma was a 1927 graduate of Westland High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Madam Blaker’s Teacher’s College, which later became part of Butler University. In 1929, she began teaching at the age of only 18 in Gary, IN. Velma returned to Morristown High School as an English teacher for many years. At the age of 50 she earned a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Butler University. She transitioned into becoming the first full time librarian at Morristown High School and retired from there in 1977. Can you imagine the number of student’s lives she influenced in her many years of teaching?!
Your donation will ensure that Love INC can continue the mission of mobilizing Hancock County churches to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ! In the last 12 months Love INC’s Clearinghouse has received over 822 calls from residents that have resulted in 1,002 adult & children’s needs being met. Also, at least 400 volunteers were mobilized resulting in over 2,673 hours of donated time. Your generosity will allow Love INC to continue to address the needs of our neighbors in Hancock County that need help.
We are grateful for Mr. Wortman’s support of Love INC’s mission and for the love of his mother. We are asking you to prayerfully consider a year-end gift to take advantage of this opportunity. We praise God for our community’s collective support and thank you for your consideration.
Karla Whisenand, Executive Director
This note is to thank you for your support of Love INC and to ask for your help. The Rotary Club of Greenfield hosts the Steak’n Bake’n Raffle annually each October and they choose ten local charitable organizations to participate. Love INC was chosen as one of the top 10 and we need your help to get in the TOP 5! The Top 5 vote getters will split the net profits from this event and typically that means between $3,500-$5,000 to each organization!! To vie for a top-five position in 2017, we are asking you to consider the following:
- If you are a current monthly or quarterly donor, will you please consider pooling the remaining 2017 donations into one check?
- If you are a current end-of-the-year donor to Love INC, will you please consider making this donation earlier so it can be included in the votes?
- If you do not currently donate to Love INC, will you please consider us? No amount is too small.
Checks are to be made payable to Love INC and NOT to the Rotary. The check needs to be dated October 28, 2017 AND must say Rotary in the Memo line. Please mail to Love INC, P.O. Box 192, Greenfield, IN 46140 by October 23 in time to be received by the event date.
If you hold Love INC close to your heart, please consider donating and/or attending the event to vote. The Steak’n Bake’n Raffle will be held October 28 at the 4-H Exhibit Hall starting at 6:00 pm. This is always a very fun event to be shared with friends for the benefit of our community! Several of us from Love INC will be in attendance to “vote” with your donations. If we aren’t one of the top 5, we will still get to keep your Love INC donated dollars! We hope you will join us for a terrific steak and a good time for a good cause! Here is the link for tickets and other information: http://www.rotaryclubgreenfield.org/steak-n-bake-n-raffle.php
Thank you in advance for your support for Love INC’s mission to mobilize the local churches to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ!
Karla Whisenand, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org