How is God using ACC??? I’m glad you asked!
At the close of 2015 our Year End Giving Project was to raise $15,000 over and above our regular giving. We thank God that through your crazy generosity we ended up crushing our goal and raised over $27,000!
The money was to be given to two different causes. First, to Zac and Laura O’Leary as they prepare to leave us and go serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papau, New Guinea. (More about that soon!) Secondly, we wanted to help our local community so the not for profit organization WINGS was earmarked for a gift too. WINGS is a powerful advocate for victims of domestic violence.
This past week Gail Rothacker, an ACC Operations Task Force member, and I headed over to the WINGS main office. It was our privilege to present the check to Terri Channer, their Sr. Director of Development. (See photo above)
Here are Terri’s words to the folks of ACC:
Thank you so much for the very generous $5,000 donation from the parishioners at Arlington Countryside Church.
Your contribution will mean that a woman and her children will not have to live in fear with an abuser just to have a roof over their heads.
It will provide three meals a day and safe shelter to 100 women and children, and give them the hope for a better, brighter future.
And it will mean that those children no longer living in an abusive environment will have a much greater chance of not being abused as an adult.
Please know that you, and the parishioners of Arlington Countryside Church, have changed lives forever.
Sr. Director of Development
To learn more about WINGS go to www.wingsprogram.com. They offer many meaningful volunteer opportunities for any of you who might be looking for a way to get more involved in our community. It is our joy to partner with WINGS.
Thanks ACC for giving so generously. Your giving makes a difference!