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HUNTINGDON (September 5) — Beating Hearts Help Center hosted its annual fund-raising banquet at the Carroll County Civic Center on September 5.Approximately 350 persons filled the Civic Center …
HUNTINGDON (September 5) — Beating Hearts Help Center hosted its annual fund-raising banquet at the Carroll County Civic Center on September 5.
Approximately 350 persons filled the Civic Center to hear about the work of Beating Hearts, a center that provides multiple services for pregnant woman, new families, and education on abortion risks and procedures. The McKenzie-based center operates on a bare minimum budget and depends on many volunteers and donors to continue to operate.
Kathy Ham is the director and is assisted by Felicia Patterson, operations manager. Members of the volunteer board of directors help raise funds and help provide for the needs of the center.
All services are provided free of charge to families. It provides private, non-judgmental advice in a caring environment. The center had 300 client visits last year.
It operates a Blessing Boutique to help with the supply needs of families or expectant mothers. The Center hopes to add a medical component to provide ultrasound services. Statistically, after a pregnant mom sees the formed human baby on the scan, they choose life instead of abortion.
The Center needs medical personnel to donate their services for this expansion of services. The ultrasound equipment was donated to Beating Hearts.
Gary Bynum of Memphis was the guest speaker for the evening and students from Bethel’s Renaissance provided the musical entertainment.
Bynum provided a passionate speech about saving the lives of unborn children. A former Air Force officer and aviator told of how he and his wife had miscarriages. Finally, they had the opportunity to adopt. The medical personnel told them a newborn just delivered to a mom addicted cocaine. The baby would obviously be addicted as well, they were told. He had a malformed esophagus, which would require surgery to correct. The baby would also suffer from half brain dead, according to that early assessment. The Bynums adopted the child. Their new son Mitch grew up and is presently stationed in Syria with the U.S. Armed Forces. Mitch was misdiagnosed, said Bynum. He questioned how many aborted children were misdiagnosed.
The Center’s phone number is 731-207-1400. The Crisis Line is 731-393-1401.