Telethon for Christian Fellowship Home raises more than $13,500

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This year, the Christian Fellowship Home Telethon was our most successful! The community of Rocky Mount and surrounding areas gave overwhelming support to those dear to our hearts.

Our new Veterans Fellowship Home and the men at the Christian Fellowship Home were the focus of our yearly telethon fundraiser on Jan. 31. Our servicemen and women put their lives on the line everyday to make sure the American people live in a land that is free from war and chaos. We owe it to the veterans in our community who have served our country well, to give back when they are in need.

These are the worthy causes that our volunteers and sponsors contributed to our Telethon to support. Surely, we wouldn’t be able to provide the funds necessary to keep the Men’s Christian Fellowship and Veterans home operating without the generosity of the people with a heart to serve others.

Therefore, we would like to publicly thank the following volunteers and sponsors for sacrificing their time and resources to help make our veterans feel loved and appreciated for all they have done for our country.

Sandra Smith, station manager and owner of WHIG TV, is to be commended for her generous contribution of donated airtime to produce the telethon. Edward Green and Lee Pritchett diligently worked behind the scenes to provide technical support.

We would like to publicly thank our faithful Rocky Mount sponsors for their generous contributions: Almand’s Drug Store, Bailey’s Jewelry, Coeco Business Systems, Ivan Price Graphic Design, John Hackney Agency, Rocky Mount Engine Plant, Subway on Church Street, RBD Construction/Turn Key Storage, Southern Bank Foundation and Dunkin Donuts.

The dynamic duo of Jean Almand Kitchen and Pastor James D. Gailliard did a fantastic job of keeping our viewing audience engaged and informed. Additional hosts were Kirk Scott, Lanny Shuff, Lenette Britt and Olivia Turnage.

With a grateful heart, we want to acknowledge our special on-air guests: Bishop Shelton Daniels, General Arnold N. Gordon-Bray, Deborah Burnette, Maureen Kroncke, Word Tabernacle Men’s Choir, Pastor Jody C. Wright, Nick Falk, Rocky Mount Academy Chorus, Richard Kos, Joe Goarck, Tom Betts, Dave Johnson, Bo Browder and Chase Joyner, Amy Shortt, Tony Morris and Patsy Gilliland.

Last but certainly not least, we’d like to thank our phone bank volunteers: Roy Lawhon, Shujaa Salters, Brittney Smith and Richard Arnow – for a job well done!

A special thanks to the men of the home for courageously sharing their testimonies. It was an honor to be in the presence of men who have given us much and have asked so little in return.

Lives will be changed and made better because generous people like our donors called in to make pledges, which totaled $13,565.50. In the seven years of hosting this spectacular telethon, our supporters have helped us raise over $95,555.50.

We are forever grateful for your kind hearts and overwhelming support. We look forward to next year being even better!

LENETTE BRITT

Telethon Volunteer

Christian Fellowship Home

of Nash-Edgecombe Counties

, Inc.