CityTeam Chester’s annual Bluegrass and BBQ fundraiser surpasses objective

UPPER PROVIDENCE— CityTeam set a objective of $230,000 at its annual Bluegrass and BBQ Dinner fundraiser final week. The native nonprofit simply surpassed their 2022 objective and raised a staggering $251,000, because of the generosity of attendees and devoted supporters. CityTeam Ministries is a faith-based ministry in Chester that helps marginalized women and men by quite a lot of residential and neighborhood applications.

“When we think about living our lives as Christ did, we think about helping the marginalized,” mentioned Richona McKnight, CityTeam Growth Director. “We thank you for stepping in to bring them help, to bring them hope.”

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Richona McKnight, left, director of growth at CityTeam, and Kwinn Tucker, proper, govt director of CityTeam, spoke on the current fundraising occasion in regards to the significance of funding important programming at CityTeam to provide marginalized individuals a lifeline and a possibility to rework their lives. (PEG DEGRASSA- DELCO TIMES)

Held inside a superbly adorned barn and tent on the Higher Windfall residence of hosts and sponsors Adam and Bethany Sacks, this yr’s annual Bluegrass and BBQ Dinner was catered by Jimmy’s BBQ, Malvern. All the appetizers, in addition to desserts, had been donated by native companies in order that prices might be saved low and {dollars} raised might go on to CityTeam’s life-changing applications. Appetizer and dessert meals had been donated by Bevan’s Personal Make Sweet, The Well-known 4th Road Cookie Firm at Sales space’s Nook, The Franklin Fountain, LaPadella and 320 Market Café. Drinks had been donated by Sterling Pig Brewery, Chadds Ford Vineyard, and Deschere’s Chosen Wine and Spirits.

“It is an honor to open our home for this important fundraiser,” Adam Sacks mentioned through the occasion. “CityTeam does amazing work and we are so grateful to be able to support them in what they are doing.”

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Serving ice cream for dessert on the Bluegrass fundraiser, compliments of The Franklin Fountain of Philadelphia, are, left to proper, Ruth Zimmerman of Ridley Township, Dylan Graham of Claymont, Delaware, and Eliza Golder of Aston Township. (PEG DEGRASSA- DELCO TIMES)

Tables had been sponsored by Jim Durham, Jane North, Paoli Presbyterian Church, Reformation Lutheran Church, TD Financial institution and Kwinn and Steve Tucker.

Different sponsors included VIP Sponsor of the occasion Bob and Carolyn Turner. Life Restoration Sponsors had been Val and Bob Wright and Adam and Bethany Sacks. Homeless Shelter Sponsors had been Christine Lussier and Bob Hamill and Andy and Amy Hunt. Profession and Academic Sponsors had been Jack and Ilonka Comstock and Glen and Ruth Peterson.

Enjoying their dinner catered by Jimmy's BBQ are Sandy Martin, left, of Gulph Mills and Betsy Blanchard of Media. (PEG DEGRASSA- MEDIANEWS GROUP)

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Having fun with their dinner catered by Jimmy’s BBQ are Sandy Martin, left, of Gulph Mills and Betsy Blanchard of Media. (PEG DEGRASSA- MEDIANEWS GROUP)

“Our annual Bluegrass and BBQ fundraiser supports our men’s residential programs,” defined McKnight. “We bring together donors, volunteers and staff to share our gratitude for everything that we’ve accomplished through our programs that provide hot meals, shelter, career and educational support and restorative care for men recovering from addiction. We also share the striking testimony of one of our program graduates. We ask our guests to continue their support so that we may continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus and impact lives in meaningful ways like what our program graduates have experienced.”

All proceeds from final week’s fundraiser profit CityTeam’s males’s residential applications: Turning Level for Males, Renew and Join.

The Renew program is a 12 – 18 month program for males to stay in CityTeam’s constructing and obtain case administration to information them in dwelling a holistic life. The residents take part in Bible research, NA and AA step work and construct neighborhood by serving meals to these in want every night. Upon commencement, the residents have the chance to function interns guiding the boys which might be within the very place they had been beforehand in.

The Turning Level program provides males a possibility to make a flip and get again on their ft when they’re lately homeless or vulnerable to homelessness. On this program males are capable of make a change of their lives that they might have realized was wanted, however didn’t have the soundness essential to undergo with these modifications.

The Join program helps males hook up with crucial companies like scorching meals, shelter beds, showers, clothes or medical care. This system additionally gives emergency shelter for males. Offering assist with these speedy wants opens the door to lasting options.

Longtime CityTeam supporter Theresa Murtagh served as auctioneer at the Bluegrass and BBQ fundraiser event for CityTeam, Chester. The auction included getaways to Cape May, Bethany Beach, downtown Philadelphia, as well as club seats to an Eagles game, a suite at a 76ers game, twenty bottles of wine, tickets and hotel room at the 2023 Auto Show Gala and more. (PEG DEGRASSA- DELCO TIMES)

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Longtime CityTeam supporter Theresa Murtagh served as auctioneer on the Bluegrass and BBQ fundraiser occasion for CityTeam, Chester. The public sale included getaways to Cape Could, Bethany Seashore, downtown Philadelphia, in addition to membership seats to an Eagles sport, a set at a 76ers sport, twenty bottles of wine, tickets and resort room on the 2023 Auto Present Gala and extra. (PEG DEGRASSA- DELCO TIMES)

One of many highlights of the night’s actions was a stay public sale, emceed by longtime CityTeam supporter Theresa Murtagh. Public sale gadgets included Eagles membership tickets, a catered BBQ for 30 individuals, a Bethany Seashore getaway, and extra. Public sale gadgets had been donated by David Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, Jeanne and Marty Irons, Kathy Rosano and Mark and Christine Turner.

Mingling in the big white tent after dinner at the CityTeam Ministries, Chester, BBQ fundraiser are, left to right, Kim and Matt Kane of Malvern, Vern Burling of Devon and Anthony Sindoni of Devon. (PEG DEGRASSA/ DELCO TIMES)

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Mingling within the large white tent after dinner on the CityTeam Ministries, Chester, BBQ fundraiser are, left to proper, Kim and Matt Kane of Malvern, Vern Burling of Devon and Anthony Sindoni of Devon. (PEG DEGRASSA/ DELCO TIMES)

“Coming together over great barbecue, with a live bluegrass band, in a beautiful family barn allowed us fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ who are dedicated to being a part of a safe and supportive community for the residents of our programs,” McKnight mentioned. All of us had a good time doing it!”

Jennifer and Julio Nieves drove all the way down from their home in Rochester, New York to attend the annual CityTeam fundraiser, held this year at the home of Bethany and Adam Sacks in Media. The couple used to live in Chester and spent many hours volunteering at CityTeam. (PEG DEGRASSA/ MEDIA NEWS GROUP)

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Jennifer and Julio Nieves drove all the way in which down from their residence in Rochester, New York to attend the annual CityTeam fundraiser, held this yr on the residence of Bethany and Adam Sacks in Media. The couple used to stay in Chester and spent many hours volunteering at CityTeam. (PEG DEGRASSA/ MEDIA NEWS GROUP)

 

 

CityTeam Chester’s annual Bluegrass and BBQ fundraiser surpasses objective

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