Weaver Challenge Grant
In February 2013, Wayne and Delores Weaver, former owners of the Jacksonville Jaguars, challenged Barnabas to raise $100,000 for its “Building More Room For Compassion” campaign. Their intent was to convey to the community that all donations make a difference - even donations from those who feel they can only make a small gift.
Every gift made to the building campaign from $1 to $5,000 was matched by the Weavers up to the $100,000 amount. Due to incredible community support, the agency was able to meet the challenge grant in only eleven weeks!
While great progress has been made, Mrs. Weaver understands that Barnabas still has a long way to go. Because of the success of the initial challenge grant, she has made an additional matching grant gift - a $250,000 endowment for Barnabas for a long term building maintenance fund.
The Delores Barr Weaver Fund will now match - dollar for dollar - gifts of any amount toward the Barnabas building campaign fund up to the total of $250,000!
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Nancy's Story “I want to make sure the help is there for others in need”
You work your whole life. You’re a responsible person.
Then illness strikes. It could happen to any of us.
Nancy’s story is far from uncommon today. Thirteen weeks after open heart surgery, she lost her job. She could barely make it on unemployment and social security. Nancy was drowning in expensive medication, insurance and basic living expenses. She came to Barnabas and compassionate case managers welcomed her, and helped her find the answers for lowering her expenses and becoming financially stable. Barnabas paid most of her rent for three months and prevented her from becoming homeless. Today, Nancy is living stably and has hope for her tomorrows.
Last week, Nancy came by with donation in hand. “I’m giving you my money because I know it’s going to help someone else that comes to Barnabas; help them get their hope back like you did for me.”
There are hundreds of people like Nancy who turn to Barnabas in the face of trouble.
Your donation will turn desperation into relief. Worry into resolution. Help into hope.
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