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We want to thank everyone who participated in this year’s charity golf outing on April 3rd for the Hands of Mercy Everywhere. The weather was perfect and we had an amazing time!

Golf Outing Winners:

Nicklaus Flight-
First Place: Jeff and Brenda Dauner, Chris Marina, and Bart Rowland (Allstate Team) The Allstate Team donated their winnings back to Hand of Mercy Everywhere! Thanks so much Allstate Team!!!
Second Place: Dick Potts, Steve Lapp, Mike Warren, and Tom Melovitz

Palmer Flight-
First Place-Nick Kelly, Sheila Costello, John and Connie VanKley
Second Place-Joe Evans, Barb Bickham, and Mike Piper and Pam Reidy

Lopez Flight-
First Place: Scotty Scott, Phyllis Gramke, Eddie and Midge Manson
Second Place: Jack and Cheryl Cahill, Charlie and Jean Fern

Closest to the Pin:

Women: Lia Berio, June DeRousse, June DeRousse, Wendy Jones
Men: Dick Potts, Ron Rowe, Nick Kelly, Dave Ehret

Claudia Redinger returned this year for Beat the Pro and we held a 50/50 contest. Most of us used her golf shot to help our scores. Thanks Claudia!!!

We had hole sponsors on all 18 golf holes primarily due to Kevin Downer, John Mason, Nick Kelly and Sheila Costello.
Special thanks to the golf committee: Kevin Downer and June DeRousse, Nick Kelly and Sheila Costello, John and Cathy Nobles, Bill and Nancy Pfeil, Ken and Wendy Jones, and Linda and John Mason

Great thanks to the volunteers on April 3rd:

The golf committee plus Cookie Eversman and Candy Foist, Barb and Frank Tatten, Barb White and Jerry Benware, Barb and Dennis Whatley,  Kathi Cullinane, Nancy Clower and Cathy Kienow.
This was a wonderful and fun golf outing which generated $4,723!! Hands of Mercy Everywhere are so thrilled and amazed at our contribution.

2016 Charity: Hands of Mercy Everywhere.

The 2016 Charity, chosen by the YOLO Club Members is: Hands of Mercy Everywhere, Inc. This is a Christian Home for unwed mothers located in Belleview. The girls live there before and after they have had their babies. The goal of the home is to keep these young women in school, teach them how to raise their children and keep them from becoming involved with the legal system. They are always in need of supplies for the girls and the babies. Diapers, clothing and toiletries are always welcome.

Nestled among towering oak trees in a historic Victorian building which once housed Belleview College in the late 1890’s is Hands of Mercy Everywhere, Inc. Today this beautiful house is a Christian based home for teenage mothers, their children and mothers-to-be. With 11 bedrooms, this spacious home was built by George C. Bush who established the Liberal Arts College for his daughter who graduated in 1889.

The idea for the home emerged among a group of local Christians who had a vision for young mothers and wanted to provide a safe, structured home environment where the young mothers could learn and grow spiritually as they balance being a teen mother and a teenager. Established in 2004, HOME is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit whose focus is on building healthy families in the community through love and support.

HOME emphasizes developing and establishing goals, furthering education and increasing self-awareness. It is licensed by the Florida Department of Families and Children to house up to 22 young teen mothers or soon-to-be mothers between the ages of 13 to 18. HOME is a remarkable blend of providing spirituality while teaching everyday life skills. It offers a friendly environment where the young women are encouraged to be teenagers while learning the essentials necessary to become good mothers. Childcare is provided so the young mothers can finish their high school requirements and focus on important life skills.

Since its inception, 90% of the residents of HOME have completed requirements to graduate from high school with a diploma. Many have gone on to further their education and work in the medical and educational fields. Those who establish themselves in the nearby communities after leaving HOME often drop by for visits and fellowship.

Belleview - HOME Main Campus-6017 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, Florida 34420

This page was last updated: April 8, 2016
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