Saint Bridget Ultrasound Initiative for the Pregnancy Resource Center of Metro Richmond – The Jennifer Stivers Campaign to Save the Lives of the Most Vulnerable –
The Saint Bridget Knights of Columbus Council is raising funds to provide two new ultrasound machines to the Pregnancy Resource Center of Metro Richmond (PRC), the leading provider of medical services to pregnant women who are considering terminating their pregnancies. The use of an ultrasound machine is one of the greatest tools in saving the lives of the unborn as a mother is provided with the incredible view of her living, thriving baby.
We have dedicated this initiative to the memory of Jennifer Stivers who so recently left us. She loved life, and she loved the unborn. Success in our initiative will honor Jennifer in an incredibly meaningful way.
Our goal is to raise $30,000 to replace these machines. Our funds will be matched by the National Council of the Knights of Columbus dollar-for-dollar to achieve the full $60,000 cost of these machines. Once purchased, they will be in use for at least eight years, serving thousands of young women and saving hundreds if not thousands of their children.
The Knights urgently request your financial support for this initiative. We are confident that with the broad and generous support of the Saint Bridget Parish community that we will be successful in our goal. And, should we be so fortunate through your generosity, we will attempt to procure an additional machine for another pregnancy center.
Furthermore, the second collection on May 18th and 19th will be taken up for this ultrasound initiative. Knowing your gift will have an incredible impact on the lives of many new babies, please be as generous as you can. If you wish to further consider your gift, there will be forms and envelopes in the pews. Please take one with you and return it at your earliest convenience.
Please stop by the table in the Commons after Masses on the 18th and 19th to speak with representatives of the Knights of Columbus and the Pregnancy Resource Center. There is more information about the PRC and the Ultrasound Initiative at the table.
We thank Monsignor Carr for his blessing and his strong endorsement of this effort. In closing, we are grateful for your prayers, for your commitment to life, and for your generosity.
-- The Saint Bridget Knights of Columbus