Churches raises $500 for Pregnancy Crisis Center

Print Article

  • John Love, left, Libby teacher; Kaide Dodson, Libby Schools Curriculum Director; Tyler Freeman, Charter School of Innovation student; Luke Russell, Hecla VP of External Affairs; Terina Wilson, Charter School of Innovation student and Libby High School Principal Ruth VanWorth-Rogers.

  • 1

    Youth Group members from Libby, Troy and the Yaak donate the profits from their penny awareness project to the Pregnancy Care Center.

  • John Love, left, Libby teacher; Kaide Dodson, Libby Schools Curriculum Director; Tyler Freeman, Charter School of Innovation student; Luke Russell, Hecla VP of External Affairs; Terina Wilson, Charter School of Innovation student and Libby High School Principal Ruth VanWorth-Rogers.

  • 1

    Youth Group members from Libby, Troy and the Yaak donate the profits from their penny awareness project to the Pregnancy Care Center.

What started as a youth abortion awareness demonstration has become a community project which involves church groups from Libby, Troy and the Yaak.

The project began with the Catholic high school youth group of Troy and Libby over a year ago. Organizer Teresa Purdy says “the group asked for pennies, something of little value to most people. It was not for money making, but to raise awareness.”

They had a goal of raising 88,208 pennies, a number indicative of the average monthly abortions performed in the United States in a month over the 2013-2014 period.

As the project snowballed and Libby Christian school, the Troy Baptist church and the Yaak Community church also began to collect pennies, the group had to decide how to spend the pennies plus donations which had poured in.

“The Pregnancy Care Center in Libby seemed like a good choice. Money from our community to bring assistance to our community” says Purdy.

The care center will use the $500 raised to assist couples who decide to embark on parenting despite the hurdles they may face.

“We’d like to thank the banks who helped us by counting the pennies” laughs Purdy “Lincoln County Credit Union and First Montana Bank have spent days counting our pennies.”

Print Article

Read More

Shovelling to victory

March 24, 2017 at 1:49 pm | Western News Coach Milo Rogers is working with new students in the spring rain, as they practise double handed hits. “Try it” he urges “it will feel awkward at first, but just try it.” Coach for five years, Roge...

Comments

Read More

A collaborative effort

March 24, 2017 at 1:49 pm | Western News Due to high snowfall this year, the Trojan softball team have started their spring practice on the field behind the elementary instead of their home field at Roosevelt park until the field is clear...

Comments

Read More

Former city attorney faces censure for buying client’s property

March 24, 2017 at 1:56 pm | Western News Kalispell attorney faces censure for buying the property of two clients after filing liens for failure to pay attorney’s fees By AMY BETH HANSON Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Kalispe...

Comments

Read More

Local after school programs brace for budget cuts

March 24, 2017 at 1:56 pm | Western News The Federal government’s new budget proposal would cut funding to after school programs financed through 21st century grants, which come under an umbrella grant program called Community Development B...

Comments

Read More

X