Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Doors open at 6:00pm!
Double Tree Hotel—Westport
1973 Craigshire Road
St. Louis, MO 63146
Have you ever thought about the Just Because We Care Board or it’s operational oversight of the charity? I know before I came to join the board I had often thought about the weight of the responsibility, the ongoing discussions, and the planning for the future.
Now that I have been a member of the board for awhile, I have learned what this board’s work entails. The meetings are general discussions on events happening within the charity, operations at the mountain, and the children’s needs.
Children’s day is a very big holiday for all children in Honduras. This is a day that is all about the children, a day when they can just be a child without any worries. Just Because We Care along with our Honduran family work very hard to make sure this day is very special. All children try to come to school dressed in their best and looking perfect for the gringo’s who come to visit. They start with the Honduran pledge and a prayer before the day of games, prizes, pizza, piñata’s and cake! It’s a wonderful day to see all the smiling faces, from the children, the parents and the gringo’s!
Becoming A Hero
I recently interviewed Diane Wamhoff who humbly describes herself as just another regular retired person. She’s a 67-year-old wife, mother, and grandmother, and as her story unfolded, an extraordinary hero too.
Prior to retiring Diane had been a bookkeeper for an accounting firm. She and her husband Bob, a financial planner, live in St. Charles, Missouri. After their son Timmy died in a car accident in 1993, at 23, Diane began searching for a way to honor his memory. In 2003 she was invited to travel with a church group to El Progresso, Honduras. The oldest volunteer, Diane helped build a home to get young girls off the street.
Have you heard the news?
Mandy Murphey’s news story on Just Because We Care has been nominated for a Mid-America Emmy!
Earlier this year Mandy Murphey, from Fox 2 News, and her photographer Dave Sharp traveled to Timmy’s Mountain with us. They met the children, visited the school, and toured the government hospital. In a four-part series, Mandy reported on her emotional visit and we are excited to share the news that her story has been nominated for a Mid-America Emmy! Winners will be named at the Emmy Gala on September 27th in Kansas City.
It was great to have Mandy and Dave join us on Timmy’s Mountain and we are excited to hear about the nomination. Watch the videos right here on our website.
From all of us at Just Because We Care, Congratulations & Good Luck Mandy!