At the 2017 Annual Meeting, four special mission projects were chosen for our support ($1,000 each). These projects are supported by special thank-offerings given by members on the occasion of birthdays, anniversaries, or other special blessings received in life. You may use the envelopes found in the pew racks or your own envelope designated for the project(s) you chose.
JEFFERSON HOUSE (Heartland Family Service) – The Jefferson House in Fremont was established in 1999 to provide emergency shelter care services for youth aged birth to 18 who have been abused in their homes and whose safety is a concern. It provides 30 day temporary placement for such children and also operates a group home program that works on socially appropriate behavior.
SAUNDERS COUNTY FOOD BACKPACK PROGRAM -- A program coordinated by the Saunders County Ministerial Association helping local children in families experiencing food insecurities. Every Friday children bring home healthy snacks and easy-to-prepare foods in their backpacks to help offset any food shortages they might face over a weekend. Proteins, fruits, and vegetables are staples in the bags every week. The food items in the bags rotate on a four-week basis. The bags are delivered to Saunders County schools. The food is packed in grocery bags so the students receiving the food don't stand out. The school staff then distributes the bag for students to carry home in their own backpacks.
WELL PROGRAM -WATER FOR THE WORLD -- Clean water is one of the most powerful ways to make change in the world. With each working well, or spring box, as many as 500 families gain access to clean, safe drinking water.
DR. HASKINS / DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS -- Dr. Gregory Haskins is an ophthalmologist in Fremont, Nebraska and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Alegent Creighton Bergan Mercy Medical Center and Alegent Creighton Immanuel Medical Center. Doctors Without Borders (www.doctorswithoutborders.org) help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.