Saturday, June 5, 2010

Turning Point Ministries

This past Friday, I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at a fundraiser/golf tournament benefiting Turning Point Ministries. This is such a wonderful organization founded by members of my church. In the past, Habitat for Humanity hasn't been able to build houses in Edmond because the cost of land here is too high. Turning Point began as a way to purchase and develop land here in Edmond for Habitat for Humanity to then come and build on. They are able to do this through individual and corporate donations, grants, fundraisers, as well as through partnerships with the Edmond faith community and civic organizations. Turning Point also purchases and leases "step-up" homes to Section 8 clients waiting for a Habitat home. Legacy Station, their first community of 12 homes, will be complete in about 2-3 years. Each lot they donate to Habitat for Humanity costs approximately $25,000 so donations to the foundation are important for them to continue their wonderful work I really hope you will visit their website, , to learn more about their organization and find out ways that you can help.
Here I am with a couple of the founding members, Martha and Bob Turner.With Habitat for Humanity CEO, Ann Felton. This was Hayden's first time to accompany me to an official appearance! She made sure to put on extra lipgloss!
With my pastor, Mateen Elass. He was there to play the tournament and support the cause.
Speaking to the golfers before they headed out to play.
Thank you to members of the Turning Point board for asking me to be a part of your event. I very much enjoyed it and can't wait to get started on building the next house in Edmond! There are witnesses who can attest to the fact that I'm actually pretty handy with a nail gun!

Evan Piccone dress provided by Dillards Penn Square

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