We feel strongly that it is important to pass blessings along to others in our local, state, national and global communities. Please take a moment and read about some organizations that have touched our hearts and learn ways in which you can help.
FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes - Battlefield District
Empowerhouse - Fredericksburg
About Empowerhouse from their website:
Empowerhouse is an accredited Virginia domestic violence program funded by state and federal grants, localities in planning district 16 (to include Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George and Caroline), Rappahannock United Way, donations, and fundraising events."
About Family Foundation from their website:
"The mission of The Family Foundation is to empower Virginia families by applying a biblical worldview and founding principles to culture and public policy. The organization seeks to establish through citizen advocacy and enactment of Virginia law a safe, prosperous and wholesome climate for families. All of its public policy decisions are based on the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty."
Contributions can be made here
FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes - Battlefield District
About FCA from their website:
The vision for Battlefield Area FCA is to have an FCA huddle on every campus, and a Character Coach for every team, on campus and off. Here are a few powerful resources for you to add to your sports team:
If you would like to pursue any of these options, contact them at BattlefieldFCA@FCA.org
Contributions can be made here or through Ms Lynn Kline, FCA Fredericksburg Rep
Habitat for Humanity
About Habitat for Humanity from their website:
"The Fredericksburg Habitat operates in the city of Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania and
King George counties. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian based ministry open to anybody who believes that everyone deserves a simple, decent and safe place to live and in our goal of eliminating poverty housing and homelessness in the Greater Fredericksburg area."
You can Volunteer your time or make a monetary donation here
Homes for Our Troops
About Homes for Our Troops from their website
"Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar donated to Homes for Our Troops has gone directly to our program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives."
Learn how to help here
About Hometown Heroes from there website:
Hometown Heroes is an organization designed to give back to those who help make our communities a better place to live by offering real savings when buying, selling or refinancing a home. Soon, Heroes will also be able to find special savings for the things they do and use every day.
If you are a Hometown Hero, claim your benefits here
Mary's Shelter - Fredericksburg
Mary's Shelter provides a home for mothers who find themself in crisis while pregnant and help them secure the critical resources needed to be successful. To learn more about Mary's Shelter and make a contribution, please visit their website.
About MWH Breast Cancer Fund from their website:
The Breast Cancer Fund is available for a wide variety of uses such as promoting local breast cancer awareness and prevention, assisting patients and families affected by breast cancer, and supporting local training, education and equipment.
To make a contribution or support an event visit their Giving Page
St Jude Childrens Research Hospital
About St Jude Childrens Research Hospital from their website:
You can make many forms of contributions to St Jude here
Thurman Brisben - Fredericksburg
About the Brisben Center from their website:
"The Brisben Center is the greater community's full service, year-round, residential emergency homeless shelter. This unique facility was constructed in 2003-2004 as the result of an amazing vision and partnership among the leadership of the nonprofit Thurman Brisben Homeless Shelter, Inc., the City of Fredericksburg and the greater community. The homeless shelter was initially founded in the late 1980s by St George's Episcopal and other downtown churches. Today the Center is supported by over 40 area churches and faith-based organizations from across the four county community. Brisben operates on the principle that we are called by God and community to help those who are most in need. It provides a safe and secure, staffed 24-hour temporary residence for the homeless 365 days a year. It can simultaneously serve up to 80 homeless individuals, families and children with a wide range of services. The Center is a critical port in the storm for those experiencing homelessness in our community."
Learn how you can help here
Trumpet and Torch
About Trumpet and Torch from their website:
"Trumpet and Torch is a ministry devoted to encouraging believers to return, with all their heart, to their first love, Jesus Christ (Deuteronomy 6:3; Jeremiah 29:13; Revelation 2:4-5). Our passion and devotion for this ministry results from the knowledgeand the belief that when God's children seek Him whole-heartedly, the power of His Holy Spirit will be unleashed, growing them into the likeness and holiness of our Savior. In turn, His children will then pour out His love upon the whole earth (Mark 12:29-31)"
Learn how you can get involved here
"Research shows that social investment in women reduces poverty, raises productivity and accelerates economic growth. By engaging and strengthening women from all walks of life, we can break the cycle of poverty and create healthier families and neighborhoods. Women who build on their strength have increased self-worth and are strong, positive role models for their children. Investing in girls yields still higher returns by increasing earning power and overall health among the women, their families and their communities. These positive changes can last for generations."
Learn how you can support their mission here
About World Vision from their website:
"World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God"
Learn how to offer support here