May 22, 2019
Debbie Augusta, President, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Women’s Guild, and on behalf of the Guild, presented Priscilla Preece, Executive Director of Samaritan’s Touch Care Center, a check for $2,000 today. The extreme need for donations to the Center is dependent entirely on this type of funding being that it is a not for profit medical center. Donations are needed to purchase medications, medical supplies, and offset operating expenses necessary to keep the doors open and lights on. The Mission of the Center is to provide FREE primary and specialized medical, dental, and vision care to uninsured, financially struggling families in Highlands County as an expression of God’s love through Jesus Christ. The Center is located at 3015 Herring Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 (across from Comcast Cable)—phone 863-471-1870.
Also, John Jeffo, Executive Director of the Church Service Center in Avon Park, was presented a check for $2,000 by Debbie on behalf of the Women’s Guild, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. The Church Service Center is an interchurch collaborative effort which cares for 500 families every month, representing 1,200 poor people in Avon Park. The Center assists with rent and mortgage payments, with water and electric bills, and has a food pantry. The Center is located at 198 Rowe St—phone 863-452-6464—open 9 AM to 12 Noon Tuesday – Friday.
The Women’s Guild strives to serve the needs of the parish family by supporting the work of its many ministries and to serve the surrounding community by reaching out to women and children in need through specific programs and projects.
Pictured from L: Debbie Augusta, President, Women's Guild; John Jeffo, Executive Director, Church Service Center; Priscilla Preece, Executive Director, Samaritan's Touch Care Center.