“After receiving the check from Preston Meadow we asked our adult children for suggestions on where the funds could be put to good use. From organizations they are involved with and support, two recipients were identified and we elected to match the funds so that each could receive the original check amount. Below is information on their ministries.
Prime Time Center at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Washington, DC
Every Wednesday, the Prime Time center provides seniors in the community with a place to learn or be entertained, enjoy a hot meal, engage in some light exercise, and—most important—fellowship with other participants. The center was started with a grant from the city; however, it lost that funding last year and is now entirely donation-funded. Many of the participants are on a limited income, so the center is dependent on contributions from the community to remain open and continue to serve its mission.
Burn Camp at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX
Parkland’s burn camps allow children who have been hospitalized with burn injuries a chance to share time with others who face similar life-altering challenges.
When children who have been burned get to be around other burn survivors, their self-esteem is raised by people who accept them as they are. By offering youths the chance to interact with others who have been burned, they learn that they are not alone.
Camp activities are offered in summer or winter and focus on letting children with burn injuries be just plain kids in a supportive environment. Camp activities include fishing, canoeing, horseback riding, nature hikes, arts and crafts, cookouts, games and much more.
Parkland’s camp is one of only 32 such camps nationwide that are designed to address issues specific to burn injuries.”
-Bill & Marianne