Jeremiah Fund – Richmond McPherson: The Council for Children’s Rights

Kristen Pittman Outreach, Stories

When Richmond McPherson graduated from law school and moved to Charlotte to begin his law practice, he knew he wanted to use his legal skills for the good of our community. An experience as a Guardian ad Litem in law school spurred Richmond to find similar volunteer opportunities in this city, which led him to The Council for Children’s Rights. …

Jeremiah Fund – Missy Moore: Pregnancy Resource Center

Kristen Pittman Stories

Missy Moore was inspired to find the Pregnancy Resource Center after going through Get Off Your Donkey—a series highlighting different areas of Charlotte that are broken and in great need of Christ—with her Sunday School class. She was moved by the pain of women who have aborted their babies, and the death of the babies broke her heart. “I knew …

Jeremiah Fund – Jason Lopp: Carolina Waterfowl Rescue

Kristen Pittman Outreach, Stories

Jason Lopp always liked animals, but he never considered volunteering with them until an opportunity to redesign Carolina Waterfowl Rescue’s website came along. “Before doing that, they wanted me to volunteer working with the animals so that I would have a better understanding of the rescue and the work they do,” Jason says. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue rehabilitates and cares for …

Jeremiah Fund – Kevin McLaughlin: Loaves and Fishes

Kristen Pittman Outreach, Stories

Kevin McLaughlin’s first encounter with Loaves and Fishes, an organization that provides a week of nutritious groceries to people in short-term crisis, came when his family began making food donations. “Some years ago I wanted to find out how we could donate food to a food bank. So each month I would drop food off at Eastern Hills Baptist Church,” …

Jeremiah Fund – Jimmy Harwell – Hockey Ministries International SE USA

Carrie Givens Outreach, Stories

A former hockey player and coach, Jimmy Harwell knows the game—and knows the challenges the players face. “I was far from God as a player and I know the temptation these boys face on a daily basis.” Eight years ago, he was asked to speak at an Hockey Ministries International chapel for the Charlotte Checkers, and was introduced to the …

Jeremiah Fund – Bob Guy: Carolina Voices

Kristen Pittman Outreach

Bob Guy sings with Carolina Voices, a North Carolina arts-based organization that supports and promotes excellence in choral music. With over 130 volunteer singers – many of whom come from the Charlotte area – in three ensembles, the organization performs a variety of music in venues across the region. Bob recalls being introduced to Carolina Voices through its Christmas production. …

Jeremiah Fund – Frank Llaneza: Hoskins Park Ministries

Kristen Pittman Outreach

Frank Llaneza was introduced to Hoskins Park Ministries by one of its founders, Tom Wheeler, a decade ago. Hoskins Park Ministries helps men who have been living on the street, or are near homelessness, get back on their street as independent, God-fearing men by experiencing grace through Jesus. “This organization takes broken men, fathers, brothers, leaders of households, and reestablishes …

Jeremiah Fund – Cathleen Gallagher: Brookstone Schools

Kristen Pittman Outreach, Stories

Cathleen Gallagher’s first introduction to Brookstone Schools came during a Lunch & Learn program that ended with a desire to help. “I was eager to become a Lunch Buddy…the sincerity of the administrators, teachers and students drew me to the school.” Brookstone Schools seeks to equip urban students spiritually, academically, and socially for lives of future leadership and service. In …

Jeremiah Fund – Greg Slayton: YoungLife Urban Charlotte

Carrie Givens Outreach, Stories

Greg Slayton was introduced to the Charlotte Urban YoungLife initiative by his friend Steve Gardner, who is a Regional Director for the organization. YoungLife introduces adolescents to Jesus Christ and helps them grow in their faith, and the Charlotte Urban intiative is particularly focused on the culturally diverse and economically depressed areas of Charlotte. Greg was struck by how YoungLife …

Jeremiah Fund – Tam Bock: Hope Cancer Ministries

Carrie Givens Outreach, Stories, Uncategorized

For Tam Bock, it began with an invitation. A friend from Church at Charlotte invited her to a dinner event for Hope Cancer Ministries (HCM), a faith-based ministry which interacts with individuals, churches and other organizations to offer spiritual and emotional support along with practical ministry in Jesus’ name to cancer patients, caregivers and those who are grieving. As a …