GOD’S HELPING HANDS
Thank You, KUCC, for Creating Happy Holidays for All
A big THANK YOU to all who participated in this year’s Adopt-a-Family program. We faced a substantial increase in the numbers who needed gifts, so in addition to the items provided by members, the Mission and Outreach team used funds from the 10% of KUCC’s revenue allocated for mission to fulfill the requests. Many smiles brightened the celebration as gifts were distributed, and smiles of satisfaction at KUCC reflect out satisfaction in having done what we could to embody our Advent theme: On a Mission to Keep Jesus Real this Christmas!
The McDaniels Have a New, Well Furnished Home
For he delivers the needy when they call, the poor and those who have no helper. Psalms 72:12
Mary McDaniel and her six grandchildren have moved into a new home following the loss of the children’s mother. The family recently held a memorial service and balloon release to honor this young mother in the park where she was found murdered. Partnering with four other groups to help furnish the home, KUCC has provided kitchen and bathroom supplies. All requests have been purchased! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to help this family get a new start!
HABITAT HOUSE WELCOMES NEW OCCUPANTS
We are thrilled to announce that a family has now taken possession of our 2016-2017 Habitat House. After standing empty for five years, the house has been updated with all new plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems as well as a new, open layout. Workers toiled across the summer to add insulation, replace all mechanical systems, reconfigure space to create an open floorpan, and update all of the interior finishes. The home in Bellefontaine Neighbors certainly has a new lease on life! The photos above show the exterior and work in progress by Bob Steen, KUCC’s Habitat coordinator, and the happy mom who will soon have this completely refurbished home to enjoy with her husband and their two children.
KUCC annually pledges financial support to the UCC Habitat House. For our 2016 house, we collected more than $2500, exceeding our goal of $2300. Thank you to everyone whose contributions helped us reach the finish line! Thanks, as well, to all KUCC members who donated time and hard work to make this dream a reality!