First Christian Church was pleased to support the Barkstrong, Inc this September, as they held the 3rd Annual Golf Outing in Memory of Brandon Bark. In October 18, 2016, Brandon, just weeks away from enlisting in the Marines and looking forward to serving his country, was involved in a fatal car accident on his way to work.
Following the worst tragedy a family can experience, Don and Robin Bark also experienced a tremendous outpouring of support from family, friends, co-workers and perfect strangers - all asking what they do to help. To help others, and honor Brandon, Barkstrong, Inc. was created to raise funds for 4Paws for Ability. First Christian Church was proud and happy to support this initiative with a Wholeness Ministry Grant again this year.
4 Paws for Ability works to honor our service men and women still suffering from the conflicts of war by offering them a more independent lifestyle through the help of an assistance/service dog. 4 Paws specifically assists veterans with mobility problems or hearing loss resulting from combat injuries. The disability may be a loss of a limb, balance issues, spinal injury, deafness, or other and each dog will be trained to meet each individual veteran’s specific needs.
The wholeness grant used to fund this ministry was made possible through your faithful financial support of our church and its ministries and help fund a variety of efforts to make our world a better place.
You can find more examples of those efforts or apply for a grant to make the world a better place by clicking here.