Power of 100 Women Lincoln County held its second quarter of 2023 event on May 8th, 2023. At this event, three local non-profit applicants were selected to present for their organization to receive the group’s donation. Junior's House, Quatina M. Wolaver Foundation of Hope, and Southern Alliance Spay Neuter Clinic presented for 5 minutes each about their organization’s mission and need for additional funding.
Crystal Guess spoke to the group about the mission of Junior’s House, Inc. which is dedicated to bringing together the victim and the Child Protective Investigative team, in one location, to lessen the trauma experienced by victims of child abuse and their families and to increase the awareness of the problem of child abuse and abuse prevention. Junior’s House was the first ever recipient of the Power of 100 Women Lincoln County donation in November of 2020. Junior’s House was created after Detective Joyce McConnell was called out to a horrific scene in July 1996 to find a small six-year-old, Junior, had passed away from injuries sustained by his abuser. Junior’s time on earth was limited. We want Junior’s House, Inc. to be all those things that Junior did not have; a warm, safe place where children can come to disclose their abuse and begin their healing. For more information visit JuniorsHouseCAC.org.
Summer Southern shared her story of the loss of her aunt and the creation of a mission to spread awareness and hope to those that need it most. Summer's aunt, 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.
Bonnie Cowan with Southern Alliance Spay and Neuter Clinic spoke to Power of 100 about how her organization works to save the lives of cats and dogs. They offer a voucher program for low-income families to spay/neuter, vaccinate, preventative care, and microchips at a low cost to assist those that cannot afford these services. This program helps provide a healthy life for pets and a reduction in the overpopulation in Lincoln County. For more information, contact Southern Alliance at 931-433-0120.
Members then voted and selected Quatina M. Wolaver Foundation of Hope 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. Power 100 Women Lincoln County members have donated over $60,000! The next meeting is scheduled for August 14, 2023. If you would like to become a member or apply as a non-profit, visit Power100WomenLC.com for more information.