Staff Photo by Leigh Prom:
Representatives of local charity organizations that received funding from this year’s Joyous Junque Sale are, front row from left, Ellen Holland, Amy Pendleton, Judy Reap and Lisa Nichols. In the back row are Jim Urban, Mike Bond, John Lietz, Joanne Patterson, Ronni Gilbarte and Dina Reilly.
Monday, July 2, 2012
By LEIGH PROM - Staff Writer
Twenty-five area charities are benefiting from a record $50,000 raised from this year's Joyous Junque Sale at Resurrection Catholic Church.
The primary goal of the sale is to raise money for agencies that help lower income people, said Jim Urban, coordinator of the sale.
All of the work for the sale is done by volunteers. "No one gets paid, except for the feeling we get when we give away the donations," Urban said.
The Franklin County charities receiving funds this year are Carilion Hospice of Franklin County, Franklin County Perinatal Education Center, Franklin County Habitat for Humanity, Free Clinic of Franklin County, Henry Fork Service Center, Helping Hands of Franklin County, Lake Christian Ministries, Saint Vincent de Paul, Smith Mountain Lake Good Neighbors, Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center and Stepping Stone Mission of Franklin County.
Other area charities receiving funds are Bedford Habitat for Humanity, Bedford Christian Free Clinic, Bedford Hospice Care, Bedford Hospice House Inc., Bedford Pregnancy Center, Bedford Domestic Violence Services, Bedford Ride, Christmas in Action, Good Samaritan Hospice, Good Samaritans, Moneta Elementary School, Ram House in Roanoke, Shepherd's Table in Bedford and Staunton River High School.
Urban and his wife, Gail, are the coordinators for Joyous Junque. They have been involved for more than a decade with the program that began in 1986.