Thanks to Cheryl Coggins, JCMC-Haven of Rest Board Member who nominated Ann Driggers for 2016-2017 Chamber of Commerce Citizen of The Year, Ann received that prestigious award May 25, 2017. "A very humbling opportunity", Ann says.
Our Mayor of Manning, SC, Julia Nelson has presented us with a Certificate of Appreciation recognizing JCMC-Haven of Rest for our outstanding service to the DV women and their children in the Community. The City of Manning, approved by our Mayor, also presents us with an annual donation for a one-time house payment.
Cindy Bradham and Ann Driggers are attending the "Cry Out America - Call to Prayer" gathering in Manning. Being a faith-based organization gives us the opportunity to be involved in spiritual activities that will deepen our faith in God.
We even take opportunities to expose our organization in other organizations' events when invited to do so. We provided wrapped candy bars to YWCA of the Upper Midlands for their golf tournament, a fundraiser they planned. According to Debra Wilson, Executive Director for YWCA, our candy bars were a "hit".
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July 8, 2016 an impromptu Prayer Gathering was called for our Community and Nation. Ann Driggers can be found among those holding hands in agreement for God to take care of us.
IT'S ALL ABOUT WORKING IN AND WITH THE COMMUNITY, AS WE ADVOCATE AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE HIDEOUS CRIME THAT IT IS.
Our local Girl Scout Troops have become big supporters of our great Cause. They collect goods and present to us for the DV women and children residing at the Center to enjoy. They attend our annual DV Awareness Walks and assist us as volunteers for the day.
At the annual DV Awareness Walk, we are pouring our all into it, redface, sweat and all that it takes to have a successful Walk, letting the community know we will not tolerate Domestic Violence. We will do all we can to inform all that it is a crime and the aggressors MUST be charged in the law enforcement realms and punished in the courts for their "bad behavior" against their wife or partner.
We have built good relationships with the pillars of our community.
Ann has volunteered to assist other organizations wanting to get involved in similar causes, i.e. Caring Hearts of the Pee Dee. She sees no reason for others to "plow the same ground" she did as God guided her. She offers step by step procedures on becoming legally established in the state of South Carolina. She loves to share information, rather than hoard it to herself. Ann is a motivator and loves to see others progress and succeed as JCMC-Haven of Rest is doing..
April, 2016, we received a $1000.00 grant from Sisters of Charity Foundation in Columbia, SC. We are so appreciative of their support in our cause. Thank you, Mr. Tom Keith and staff, for awarding us with this money, which will be used for operational expenses. EVERY PENNY COUNTS!!!
We attend meetings, workshops and training that will potentially benefit the organization through our wisdom and knowledge we acquire. This was at the USDA informational meeting at Weldon Auditorium in Manning. We wanted to hear if there might be an opportunity for us to receive funds through the project.
A community that works together is a GOOD thing. Last year we had 88 donors who made either monetary or non-cash donations to JCMC-Haven of Rest. We need more supporters, so we are looking to you to make the decision to get involved. No amount of money is too little or too much. We are counting on this Center to be in the Community always, until Domestic Violence is eradicated completely, so we need you. (see GET INVOLVED on the HOME page). We receive NO funding from the State or Federal Governments. OUR TRUST IS IN GOD, THROUGH GIVING PEOPLE.
Sisters of Charity Foundation
Ann Driggers, Founder and Executive Director gives Presentations regarding the Center and how others can get involved to support us. Many times the Board/Members go with her to offer additional information about what we are doing for the good of the Community. She can be reached at 803-460-5572 and no charge is required to invite her to your Women's group, Men's group, church or other organization.
We have churches who sponsor us through monetary donations and provide space for our monthly meetings.
This church group from Apostolic Revival Center (ARC) in Manning was awarded the 1st place trophy for having the most in attendance at the WALK. They also sponsored our WALK with a $5000.00 check. What a blessing!!! We encourage other churches and organizational groups to come and contend for this recognition.