Lighting the Way for 20 Years

By: Twila Lindblade
| Published 04/20/2018

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Losing your entire home and its contents can be a traumatic event for anyone. Similar tragedies like the loss of a job or marriage can equally change the course of someone’s life. Lighthouse Christian Ministries has a vision to build relationships through service to shine Christ’s love and hope in the community. The organization provides health, food and basic needs assistance to residents throughout Galveston County. In 2017, LCM provided approximately $1.1 million in services from $600,000 worth of donations- stretching funds to meet a multitude of needs. On April 21, LCM will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a Gala and Celebration at the Lone Star Flight Museum at 6 p.m. The event will include entertainment from Denver & The Mile High Orchestra., dinner, a silent auction and more! Tickets and sponsorships are still available for this event, but usually sell out. All proceeds from the event will go directly towards Lighthouse Christian Ministries’ programs that help clients reach self-sufficiency. By collaborating with partner organizations locally and abroad, LCM served area families by helping them obtain beds, furniture and appliances as they move back into their homes after Hurricane Harvey. Short-Term Harvey Recovery Needs Met: Total Households served in 2017: 405 Food and Toiletries: $23,150 Clothing: $5,737 Diapers/Formula: $520 Cleaning & Supplies: $4,000 Misc Items: $3,440 Total Short-Term Needs Met: $36,847 Long Term Harvey Recovery Needs Met: Households Served: $35 Beds: 51 Furniture & Appliances & other needs: $19,305 For more in depth information on the services provided by Lighthouse Christian Ministries and to obtain tickets to the Gala, please log onto www.lighthousecm.org.