Today is the second to last day of our Habitat build. It is hard to believe that it is almost over. I feel like it was just yesterday I was telling you ladies all about the first day. Two months later, the house is ready and the dedication on November 18th is here. I so wish I was going to be here for that. (That’s another post for a different day)
You know us though, when one projects ends another one begins.
Which brings me to our next project. You have heard all of us state how grateful we are to have this MJC family and friends many women only dream of. Maybe that is why when Denise and I were approached about this next project, we knew we needed to help. The Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center isn’t like other organizations we have helped in the past, so we are excited for the outcome. We know with your help the outcome is always greater so we are hoping you will join us as we spread the love to them.
To think that 400 victims were sexually assaulted last year just here in Fort Wayne alone is so sad. Some of these victims have no where to go after the incident occurred. Their clothes are taken from them for evidence and they are only given a hospital gown to wear. Can you imagine? These women, children, and men deserve to feel the same love we have built this company around. To feel self worth again and know there are people who truly care and are there for them. That is what the Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center does for these women, men and children. They have created a facility for these victims to come to. A place that is safe, a place they can relax at, and a place they can get cleaned up and start fresh. An organization like this is a blessing and deserves a little help. When Cheryl, who works for Party Apart, a party planning company, ask us if we would be willing to donate we could not say “Yes” fast enough. She started an event called “Warm and Cozy.” This is an event for women to come together in a friendly environment, they bring in goods such as bars of soap, shampoo and conditioner, Gas gift Cards and Wal-mart gift Cards. They share laughs, food and a belief for new beginnings. This was her way of contributing to this center who has made such a impact on many people who need it. If there are any of you within driving distance who would like to attend this event, the event is being held at the Treatment Center on December 6th from 5:30-8:30pm. RSVP by December 5th to Cheryl at 260-969-0999 or cheryl@APartApart.com.
For those of you who would still love to support this center, please send any toiletry or personal hygiene items to
Attn: Kayla Henderson
435 E Brackenridge St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802.
For monetary donations, please make checks out to “Forensic Nursing Specialties” and mail o the above address.
This will be the location of the “Warm and Cozy” event where you will get to tour the facility with Michelle and Sharon who run it. You will not want to miss this.
I will attend the event on December 6th on all of your behalf, along with other MJC gals and we hope to see some of you there. I know together there is nothing we can’t do. You have been by our side through it all and I know this is no exception.