Fear sometimes causes us not to act when we know in our hearts that we should. Fear can paralyze. This is especially true in cases of domestic violence and child abuse. When a victim makes the decision to leave the batterer, he is three times more likely to kill her and possibly the children. Those who help her to escape can also be “in harms way”. Our ministry gives the victims and their children a “way out” and a better life. I ask you to “speak out” against domestic violence and child abuse. Please support our mission to protect children from physical and psychological battering. God tells us in his word “Do not fear; I will help you.”
A group of ladies from Freedom Bible Church held yet another work party at our thrift store and donated much needed supplies for our shelter. Thank you, Freedom Bible Church!
We participated in the Missions Celebration at Warren Baptist Church on March 6th. Virginia Summerall represented Julie’s House. She made a beautiful new display board and the Julie’s House table was very impressive. Thank you, Virginia, for all that you did and, Warren Baptist Church, for giving us the opportunity to share our message! I attended the baptism of my ten-year-old grandson, Collin Evans, that evening. God bless you, Collin. I love you!!
Once again, several Sunday school classes from Warren Baptist Church selected our organization as their “Impact Augusta” project. On March 26th, approximately twenty individuals worked at our thrift store and at our shelter. A group, organized by Teddy Collingsworth, donated and assembled a swingset and playground equipment. They also did yard work and sorted donations. Thank you, Warren Baptist Church!
During the “big wind storm” several weeks ago, two large pine trees fell at Julie’s House. They fell on our fence but there was no other damage. It could have been much worse. Bobby Temenak, owner of Stallion Tree Professionals and a member of Warren Baptist Church, removed the trees and Mr. Phillips, our neighbor, repaired the fence. Thank you, Mr. Temenak and Mr. Phillips!
One of our air conditioning units at Julie’s House needs repairs. Mr. Roy Wright, a friend and co-worker of Teddy Collingsworth, has offered his services. Thank you, Mr. Wright! With summer heat fast approaching, air conditioning is a necessity.
In response to our plea for in-kind donations, Mr. Walter Massingale with Georgia Bank & Trust Company, referred us to Tabb Pest Control. Mr. Tabb is donating his services. Thank you, Mr. Massingale and Mr. Tabb!
Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant donated the food for our March support group meeting and Baldino’s Subs donated the food for our April meeting. Thank you, Teresa’s and Baldino’s! The food was so delicious!
InkBoy on Davis Road in Martinez is now printing our newsletter free of charge. Virginia Summerall made the contact for us. Thank you, InkBoy and Virginia!
We desperately need a 10ft. or 12 ft. box truck for our thrift store. If you know of someone that is able to donate this vehicle or sell it to us at a very, very reasonable price, please refer him/her to me.
One of our clients at Julie’s House is attending school to become a certified nursing assistant and will graduate in a few weeks and one is now working for Richmond County. Congratulations, ladies, on your progress!!
I say “thank you” many times in every newsletter. Without the loving support of Christians, we can not accomplish our mission.
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- Purchase at Making Ends Meet Bargain Center. 3850 Washington Road – Martinez, Georgia – La Petite Plaza.
- Where: Making Ends Meet Bargain Center. 3850 Washington Road – Martinez, Georgia (La Petite Plaza - off of Washington Road between CSRA Camperland and Bojangle’s)
- When: June 1, 2, 3, & 4 and June 29, & 30 and July 1 & 2
- What: $3.00 for a bag of clothes, shoes, purses, and/or books
Making Ends Meet Bargain CenterWhere: 3850 Washington Road – Martinez, Georgia (La Petite Plaza - off of Washington Road between CSRA Camperland and Bojangle’s)Hours:
- Wednesday: 10:00-5:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00-5:00pm
- Friday: 10:00-5:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00-2:00pm
- Thursday, May 26th - 5:30pm - Support Group Meetings. Please RSVP to Pat 706-836-2781
- Thursday, June 23rd – 5:30pm - Support Group Meetings. Please RSVP to Pat 706-836-2781
- Michael J. Armstrong, President
- Isaac C. Askew, III, Board Member
- Robin J. Allen, Secretary
- Brenda J. Smith, Board Member
- Annette S. Dumais, Treasurer
- Patricia B. Bourke, Executive Director
Julie’s House, Inc., is incorporated as a nonprofit organization, is registered with the Georgia Secretary of State, and has 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. All contributions are tax deductible.