(BEDFORD) – A fundraiser for Bertha’s Mission Uncover Hunger is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21.
The event will be held from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Shamrock Center at 1723 I Street.
For more than six years, Bertha’s Mission has been blessed with support from churches, businesses, organizations to serve approximately 60 meals Tuesdays through Thursday at their location at 512 Lincoln Avenue in Bedford.
They also deliver between 110-120 meals to those that are homebound.
Annually they host a community Easter and Thanksgiving dinners in partnership with First Baptist Church.
As they move forward Bertha’s Mission would like to expand their services in Lawrence County. They hope to open a site in Mitchell and serve meals five days a week in Bedford.
“We also would like to add a distribution day for necessities such as cleaning supplies, hygiene items, undergarments, and other items,” said Janice Nickeo-Pendergrass, director of Bertha’s Mission. “To do this, we need the communities help, support, and great ideas. We hope you share your desire to serve the elderly and disadvantaged of our community.”
Every September, Bertha’s Mission celebrates with the community their accomplishments.
“This event is meant to be educational and fun as well as our major fundraiser,” says Pendergrass.
Guest speakers will be Dr. James Sowders and his grandson, KJ.
The event will feature The Chalk Guy Ben Glenn.
Author Marchee Davis will be there signing her book ‘The Cussin Christian.’
Tickets cost $25 and are available at the Lawrence County Community Foundation office, Bedford Chamber of Commerce, Bertha’s Mission, Copy Trolley and Dr. James Sowders office.
Bertha’s Mission is also looking for sponsors for the event.
- There are several levels of sponsorship:
- Purchase a table of 8 for $200
- Purchase a table of 8 for $200 and let Mission officials give your tickets to those who regularly eat at the Mission and could not afford to attend.
- Other sponsorships include $500, $1,000 and $2,000. Sponsors will be recognized on a banner at Uncover Hunger at the Misson and at other Bertha Mission events held throughout the year.
Pendergrass invites the community to stop by to see what the Mission is all about.
Volunteers are usually at the Mission from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays. Meals are served from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. each of those days.
If you are coming in a large group or would like someone to speak at your church, business or organization call Janice Nickeo-Pendergrass at 317-480-0085.