The Women’s Resource Center of Natchitoches is pleased to announce that their 15th Annual Celebration of Life Gala will be held this upcoming Thursday, Sept. 16.
The WRC hosts this event every September to allow them to continue to serve the more than 400 women they see every year. These women come from over seven different parishes, most of them young, in need, and experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Services include information, emotional and spiritual support and encouragement, classes, and material assistance up to a year after her child is born. These services are designed to give a woman the confidence she needs to make a life-affirming choice for her unborn child, aid her in having a healthy pregnancy, and equip her to be a successful woman and mother.
This is the major fundraising event held by the WRC each year and plays a large role in allowing WRC to continue to provide all services free of charge to clients.
The keynote speaker this year is Mike G. Williams. He is a nationally known speaker and writer who has a passion for life. He is heard daily on SiriusXM’s Laugh USA. He has recorded numerous comedy projects and written fourteen books. Included in those books are Men Moved to Mars When Women Started Killing the Ones on Venus and Love Is NOT A Three-Letter Word. His own personal adoption story and the rescue and subsequent adoption of his son will move you to tears of great joy. Each of Mike’s presentations is given in a very positive humorous direction that will leave every listener feeling encouraged and empowered to make a difference. He came to popularity as a pro-life speaker after Focus on the Family brought his personal story to a national spotlight. Mike will have you rolling on the floor with laughter, while simultaneously building your reverence for the work of local life-saving organizations.
Within walking distance of NSU, the WRC was founded in 1989 to offer assistance and guidance to young women commonly facing difficult life situations most often due to unplanned pregnancies. Since that early beginning, thousands of young women have been served by providing them with pregnancy tests, counseling, prenatal education, ultrasounds, childbirth instruction, breastfeeding education, car seat safety classes, parenting classes, material assistance, and liaisons to community assistance. Thousands of hours each year in service are provided thanks to the numerous trained volunteers and nurses on staff.
Thanks to the generous contributions of individual supporters, organizations, churches, and businesses, the WRC reaches hundreds of young women each year from all walks of life to ensure that when they walk into the Center, they will never receive any type of bill after they leave.
Tickets are available for $25 each and must be purchased in advance, as seating is limited. There are a variety of sponsorship levels available at $100, $250, $500, $1000, $2500, and $5000.
The event page can be found at https://fb.me/e/VdA0P6xQ. More information call the WRC at 318-357-8888 to request tickets or sponsor the event today!