Thanks to all of those who submitted nominations through our website for the Adopt A Family for the Holidays Program sponsored by Amy G Law. Amy G received a number of moving nominations making the decision to choose just two families very difficult. We're happy to announce the winners were The Mayr and Gehrke families. To learn more about these families and how they have impacted our community, see more below or visit the winners page here.

Taking an active role in our community has always been a cornerstone of Community Ministry. This past holiday season, we took initiative to assist local firm Amy G Law with their Adopt a Family project by spreading the word to nominate families. We are proud to announce that due to this effort, two local families were deservedly awarded $500.

One winner, Aleka Mayr, is a remarkable single mother of three wonderful children, Aiden, Raymond and Katalina. While supporting and providing for her family, she also teaches her children, as well as leading them on outdoor adventures. She truly embodies a mother who can do it all. The Mayr family is infectiously positive, and well deserving of the Adopt a Family for the Holidays award.

We participated in the Adopt a Family for the Holidays program in an effort to give back, much like the second recipient for the Adopt a Family program, Laura Gehrke. Laura Gehrke’s daughter was diagnosed with autism at the age of seven years old. To ensure her daughter’s needs were met, she founded the Gem School to serve intellectually disabled children. We are proud to have assisted in awarding someone who has made such a difference in the community.

Just as we are happy to have participated, we are grateful to you for nominating families and making this possible.

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Updated on 2018-02-21T11:53:20+00:00, by Phil Neufeld.