Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Winter Blanket recipient reaches out for help

A pregnant mother received winter blankets from this Angel . 
This week, she remains homeless and is delivering a daughter. 
She reached out to Betty to take this precious daughter plus
come to the hospital to take the newborn. 

Mom is drug free but struggling with keeping a home.  
This will be the 5th Angel that came to us directly from the hospital. 

Donations of sizes newborn and size 3t or 4t are welcome.  
Diapers and other supplies for the baby are welcome also.

Columbus Dispatch has an article on Ohio's Homeless It’s a struggle for Ohio’s impoverished kids

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Homeless families in Warren and Cincinnati

We just accepted 3 children because the parents are homeless and the missions are full. 
There actually is a waiting list to get in!  We hope that mom and dad are able to find jobs and housing soon and the family is reunited. 
Below is a similar story in Cincinnati: 

CINCINNATI - How desperate would you have to be to consider giving up your children because you couldn't care for them?
We have been talking this week about the rising tide of homelessness in the Tri-State. I talked with a mother who has faced that despair but found help. .
"It felt like I was taken off my feet and there was nothing I could do about it."  
Karen was describing how it felt when she and her five children became homeless.
 "When you have children and nowhere to go, it's an unexplainable feeling. Can't put it into words because children look at you as their savior," Karen said.
"Anybody giving up a child. that is a heart-wrenching decision," said Geoff Hollenbach of Lighthouse Youth Services' youth crisis center.
"I've had five job interviews since I've been here in a week," Karen said.
Karen said that now that she doesn't have to worry about a place to sleep or food for her children, she can focus on finding a job and moving forward.
"You wouldn't be a mom if you didn't figure out a better option for your children. You know, you wouldn't be a mom," she said.
When Karen needed help, she called 381-SAFE. That's the central access point for all family shelters in Cincinnati.
You can find resources and links to these agencies below. And they all need help, so if you'd like to donate or volunteer,check it out.
> Bethany House Services:http://www.bethanyhouseservices.org/
> Lighthouse Youth Services: http://www.lys.org/
> Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati:http://www.ihncincinnati.org/homeless.html

Monday, July 14, 2014

Successful Golf outing

Thank You To Everyone Who Came Out For The 
1st Annual Betty's Angels Golf Outing at Mahoning Country Club on Saturday
It Was a Great Success and A lot of Fun! 
Thank You to All Board Members, Volunteers, Golfers, Donors,
 Hole Sponsors, Food Sponsors, and Friends of Betty's Angels! 
Thank You For Playing It For the Kids!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Our 1st Annual Golf outing is This Saturday

Our golf outing is This Saturday at Mahoning Country Club   710 E Liberty Girard, OH. 

Sign ups are at 8am and golfing begins at 9am.  
Your $75 contribution includes beer, breakfast, lunch and dinner, 
and some great prizes! 

Please call Betty at 330-646-2011 if you have any questions.  

Golfers can come in the day of and join us! 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Can you help with our annual website expense?

Our website is the #1 way that we spread the word about the good work of Betty's Angels.

Our annual fee of $149 for our website it due and we are looking for friends that can help us meet this expense.

If you are able to assist us meet this expense, secure payments can be make at out Square website 

Please give us your address when you donate so we can send you a thank you note.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Day 1 of Camp

16 Angels are off to Camp Neosa!! They have been so Blessed. 
Thank You Salvation Army and Newton Falls Church Mouse for giving them this opportunity.
Thank You Jim Shaughnessy for donating all their luggage.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The process of packing 15 Angels to go to Camp!

                            There is a LOT of work to pack 15 children for a week long residential camp!
The list of gear included: 6 pairs of sock, two towels, 4 sets of shorts outfits and 3 sets of long pants/long sleeve shirts, hygiene items, jackets, sandals, tennis shoes, any medications,  sunscreen and bug spray.
EACH child needs their own supply!

After a huge shopping trip for new socks, towels and misc items, the children packed themselves.
Then Grandma verified all was there and it was topped with a sleeping bag/pillow coil and
taken outside where the men were loading luggage into the van.

A nice camp employee's Youtube Video on Camp Neosa