Ordinary people doing amazing things for life! That’s how to best describe the people who attended Bella Pregnancy Resource Center’s 2014 Gala for Life! The event venue was definitely full of “Everyday Heroes” as 224 people gathered to enjoy a delicious meal and receive an annual report on Bella. Attendees were also treated to a heart-warming testimony of God’s faithfulness from one of Bella’s clients and a motivational message from keynote speaker, Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America.
In her address, Kristan encouraged the group by sharing how today’s younger generation is the “pro-life” generation, and that we need to believe that abortion will end in America during our lifetime. Once we believe this, we will take the necessary steps to make this happen.
Kristan challenged the group to do several things to help end abortion. Among them were: to tell your story (or the story of people you know who have been impacted by unplanned pregnancies and/or abortion); to build relationships and find common ground with those who support abortion so you can start a dialogue with them; and to get involved with organizations such as Bella. Everyone can do something to help, whether it is sharing of time, talent or treasure.
The Gala for Life, which was held on October 16th at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Spearfish, is one of three primary fundraising events that help support the ministry of Bella Pregnancy Resource Center. This year, the everyday heroes of Bella donated over $60,000 through the Gala for Life for the on-going needs of the ministry!
Our hearts are full of gratitude to each and every one that contributed to the success of this event by sharing their time, talent, and treasure!!
The Board of Directors and Staff at Bella extend special thanks to the underwriters of this year’s event:
Carl’s Trailer Sales
Eaton Construction LLC
Hill’s Interiors, Inc.
Lyle’s Home Repair & Lawn Service
Prestige Auto Sales
Chris & Belva Anderson