As 2016 came to a close, it was apparent that need was great among our community. As our foundation directors gathered to voted on the recipient for the 2016 gifts, one recipient rose to the top of the choices quickly. Our Savior Lutheran Church has reached out to Pi Beta Phi on many occasions, wondering how we might be God’s hands, reaching out to children and families in our community.
Through pasts children’s programs such as FIN, and efforts through our WELCA groups we have continued to fill needs of families in Gatlinburg. As the information on kids in the schools, post 2016 wildfires became known to us, it was a unanimous vote to award the gift to the Pi Beta Phi PTA who was filling and continues to fill needs of families, children directly affected by the Gatlinburg Fires.
The check was awarded to Laura Bogart, Pi Beta Phi PTA President. Thanks to Matt Kulp, OSLC Foundation President for making the check presentation.