Power of 100 Women Lincoln County held its third quarter of 2022 event on August 8th, 2022. At this event, three local non-profit applicants were selected to present for their organization to receive the group’s donation. Lincoln County Family Resource Center, Quatina M. Wolaver Foundation of Hope, and Hands of Mercy presented for 5 minutes each about their organization’s mission and need for additional funding. Family Resource Center (FRC) spoke about how its organization is a support hub for Lincoln County students and their families, bridging gaps to ensure they evolve together through community support. The FRC has assisted over 500 students with food, basic necessities, healthcare, parenting education, mental health services, and much more. FRC is always in need of donations. Contact Julie Miller at email@example.com to help. Kerstie Wolaver shared her story of the loss of her mother and the creation of a mission to spread awareness and hope to those that need it most. Kerstie’s mother, Quatina M. Wolaver passed away four months after an ovarian cancer diagnosis at the age of 50. Quatina was full of positivity, love, light, and gratitude and the foundation’s mission is to spread that hope and raise awareness. The following symptoms are much more likely to occur in women with ovarian cancer than women in the general population. If you experience feeling full after a few bites, pelvic/abdominal pain, urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency), or bloating, for 14 days in a month, please ask your doctor about ovarian cancer. Visit qmwfoundation.com for more information about how you can help raise awareness for ovarian cancer. Hands of Mercy is a community organization that offers monthly food distribution, utility bill assistance, bags of blessings, mobile food pantries, and will soon assist with beds for children in our community. We believe that a bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support that a child needs. At Sleep in Heavenly Peace, we involve the community to build beds and then later deliver and assemble beds after families have been through the application process. Hands of Mercy is partnering with the South Pittsburgh, TN Chapter of SHP to provide this wonderful ministry to families in Lincoln County. To learn more about this program and other opportunities to assist, visit handsofmercycenter.com. Members then voted and selected Lincoln County Family Resource Center to be the winner of Power of 100’s donation.
This event also raised awareness of these organizations’ needs and how they benefit the community. Power of 100 Women is a national movement with a simple concept. 100 Women donate $100. Power of 100 Women meets once every three months to hear from three non-profits that benefit Lincoln County. Then members vote to select one of these organizations and donate $100 directly to the winning organization. Power of 100 was created to see a huge impact on the community by donating $100 multiplied by 100 members for a $10,000 award. Humane Society of Fayetteville and Lincoln County was selected during the previous quarter meeting and received $5,900. In just seven quarterly meetings, Power 100 Women Lincoln County members donated over $37,000! The next meeting is scheduled for November 14, 2022. If you would like to become a member or apply as a non-profit, visit Power100WomenLC.com for more information.