Alpha Family Center

LifeWalk to benefit young families

June 9, 2011 // 0 Comments

Alpha Family Center will host its annual LifeWalk on Saturday, June 19 at 10 a.m. at Morley Park in Cedar Springs. LifeWalk is a chance for everyone to help young families and children in a very useful way. “For people who don’t have a lot of time, but are looking for a practical and fun way to put their pro-life beliefs into action, LifeWalk is the perfect opportunity,” said Lorrie Shelton, executive director of Alpha. Alpha Family Center is a nonprofit, faith-based pregnancy care center servicing hundreds in the West Michigan area. Last year, they were able to offer help and hope to over 1,590 individual families with over 18,000 free baby items given out. Their services include: pregnancy testing, peer counseling, community agency referrals, maternity clothing, and baby and toddler care necessities. They also provide accurate information on abortion, adoption, and sexually transmitted diseases, as well as parenting classes, sexual abuse, miscarriage and post-abortion support. To participate in LifeWalk 2011, call (616) 696-2616 for a pledge form.  

Letters to the Editor – July 23, 2009

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

Tragedy averted at crosswalk  Dear Editor, I doubt these young teens will read this, but perhaps their parents will. I saw two kids walking south to the corner of Fremont and Division streets. I waited for the traffic light to turn green, and then started to turn. These kids abruptly started walking right in front of my vehicle. They didn’t even look to see if there was oncoming traffic. There are crosswalk signals at this corner, but obviously “DO NOT WALK” was ignored. If I hadn’t braked, I would have hit at least one of these children! And if the driver behind me wasn’t alert, I would have been rear-ended for the sudden stop. I thank my lucky stars that a tragedy was averted. I did yell out my window, “Watch where you’re going,” but they didn’t even look back. I’m writing in hopes that kids “look before they leap,” to use a cliché. If, heaven forbid, a toddler ventured out into the street, it would be bad enough. But 13- and 14-year-olds know better!  Sincerely,  Mary Beth Eggleston, Rockford resident   Alpha Family Center, Independent Bank, Save-A-Lot partner together Dear Editor, Alpha Family Center, Independent Bank and Save-A-Lot in Cedar Springs are partnering together to raise support for life—the life of the unborn child. Today, I had a chance to partner with them. I stopped in to Save-A-Lot to make a purchase and donated money along with my purchase. I placed my name on the little baby name tag that will be displayed on the window, along with many others. Let’s raise support together. Stop into Alpha, Save-A-Lot and Independent Bank today to make your donations. Let’s fill up the windows together. Let’s support an organization that cares about the needs of others! Lifewalk is a celebration of the lives saved and cared for through Alpha Family Center. The yearly Lifewalk took place on Saturday, June 20. The walk began at Morley Park and then wound down through the heart of Cedar Springs, stopping to pray at four key locations within the community. Over 200 faithful supporters were in attendance, pledging $17,000 in support! Everyone who participated received a t-shirt and fellowship as they rejoiced once again in God’s provision for another year. Three women […]