For everyone who was able to attend this year's annual fundraising banquet, thank you for joining us during such a special night! Your attendance Thursday evening was a great blessing for the young women Ruth Harbor Ministries will serve in the coming year. With 19 moms and babies served in the past year and the average length of service for each resident increasing, your support continues to be the driving force enabling life change! Special thanks to this year's keynote speaker, Jor-El Godsey, for his insight into pregnancy help programs here locally and around the world.
We're pleased to tell you that $126,000 has been raised so far to care for young moms in the coming year. Praise the Lord with us and help us share the good news with others! If you were unable to attend, we still hope to reach this year's goal of $160,000. Contributions can still be made here. (please indicate “banquet” in the note field).
We give God the glory for all He has done and will do through your generosity, concern and efforts to make a difference in the lives of these young women. Because of you, young women and their children in our community will experience "abundantly more!"
For help, call (515) 279-4661 or email Aimee@RuthHarbor.org.
Look What God Did Through Individuals Like You!
A few months ago, we set a God-sized goal of raising $62,500 at this year's Walk For Life. Due to our second home and serving twice the number of residents and children, that amount was TWICE the goal we've set in past years...and yet WE MADE IT!
Hundreds of faithful supporters raised and gave money to support Ruth Harbor Ministries' Walk For Life this year. Of those who attended, many chose to tour the new second home in Carlisle. When the event was over, we had raised 60% of our goal. However, the next day, God spoke to the hearts of a family and asked them to help us reach 100% of our goal...and they faithfully gave the remaining amount, nearly $25,000!
How exciting for all who were watching the progress thermometer! We give God the glory, but thank each contributor for being faithful and generous! Every single contribution, regardless of size, made reaching the goal possible – even a God-sized goal!
"The gift was exciting, but I can't say it was 'surprising,'" said Becky Zemlicka, Co-Founder & Board Member. "Over the years, God had shown up time and time again, reminding us this is His ministry. However, I will say, His blessings and surprises never get old!"
Special thanks to these businesses who donated gift cards:
Bauder Pharmacy (Old Fashion Soda Fountain & Ice Cream)
Reset (Chiropractic Care)
The opening of Ruth Harbor’s Carlisle home would not have been possible without the generous support of several businesses and individuals. Special thanks to these who donated time, labor and resources:
Amstutz Concrete Midwest
Auto Fire Sprinkler Co.
Bob Peterson Painting
Diamond Vogel Paint
Lynn Johnson, Realtor
Juergens Property Devel.
Technology By Design
Doug Wells, Architect
Other Anonymous Contributors
Ruth Harbor holds two major awareness and fundraising events each year. Be sure to follow us on Facebook & Twitter, and join our email list to be notified of these upcoming events and how you can get involved.
Embassy Suites Downtown Des Moines
101 E Locust Street, Des Moines, IA
(Patio outside Riverview Lobby)
Registration begins at 9:00am
Walk begins at 9:30am
Thank the Lord for giving us a great morning, safety, and enthusiastic walkers.
Your generosity raised $21,000 to support Ruth Harbor's mission in caring for young women and their babies.