Pledges poured in and walkers showed their support Saturday as 160 residents descended on Morley Park in Cedar Springs for the Alpha Family Center’s annual LifeWalk.
Walkers weaved their way through downtown Cedar Springs, and stopped and prayed at several venues, including City Hall, a church, a school, and Alpha Family Center. They prayed for the leadership and staff and all those places, for students, and the clients helped by Alpha.
“The walk went great,” said Executive Director Lorrie Shelton. “We raised over $12,000.” Those funds help Alpha with operation costs throughout the year. It’s their biggest fundraiser.
Alpha Family Center is a non-profit, faith-based pregnancy care center servicing hundreds in the West Michigan area. Last year, they were able to assist with 3,292 requests for help, giving out over 14,000 free maternity, baby and toddler items.
Their services include free and confidential pregnancy self-testing, peer counseling, community agency referrals, parenting classes and material assistance. They also provide accurate information on abortion, adoption, & sexually transmitted diseases, as well as offer support for those who have experienced sexual abuse, miscarriage and abortions.
For more information or to donate, call 696-2616 or visit their website at http://www.alphafamilycentercs.org. They are located at the corner of First and Cherry Street in Cedar Springs.