FERNANDINA BEACH WEATHER

Newcomers Club of Amelia Island presents check to Barnabas

Barnabas Center Nassau
contact: J Jenkins
[email protected]
www.BarnabasNassau.org
March 17, 2018 1:00 p.m.

On February 22, over 700 members of the Newcomers Club of Amelia Island, serving all of Nassau County, sponsored a fundraiser to benefit the Barnabas Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief Fund. Tickets were sold for chances to win more than 100 gifts donated by local merchants and members. Members of the Newcomers Club presented a check for $4,010 last week to Barnabas President and CEO, Wanda Lanier.

Following the devastation caused by hurricane Irma in October, Barnabas took a lead role in assisting individuals and families affected by the storm. More than 50 families were provided financial help with rent and or utility payments or temporary housing in order to prevent homelessness. Others were helped with food through weekly mobile food distributions in Callahan and additional food distributions at the main Barnabas Food Pantry. Life protecting medical prescriptions, tree removal, and replacement of destroyed clothing, bedding and household items were also provided.

For more information on purchasing tickets please visit www.newcomersamelia.org.

For more information on programs at Barnabas please visit www.BarnabasNassau.org.

Barnabas is Nassau County’s only comprehensive service center to help our neighbors in crisis so they can become healthy, productive citizens. Through our partnerships, we reach even more people and maximize resources. We address critical issues facing our community, such as hunger, affordable health care, and prevention of homelessness.

Our mission is to provide assistance to individuals and families in crisis throughout Nassau County. Our vision is to be the primary nonprofit resource in Nassau Country, providing assistance to connect individuals and families to services that will help them overcome crisis and achieve self-sufficiency.

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