Our 7th annual Love in Action Fundraising Banquet raised $24,750 for local hungry families – just $250 short of this year's goal!
Over half of that amount was raised by Common Heart Booster Teams – local supporters, who gathered as teams to collect donations for Common Heart in the weeks leading up to the banquet. Boosters shared Common Heart’s story and asked folks to donate using social media, text, email and face-to-face interactions with family, friends, coworkers etc. as well as an online mobile app for collecting and tracking donations. (If you can help us reach our goal, visit CommonHeart.org).
About 350 of our friends gathered at Weddington United Methodist Church Friday, Oct. 23 for the banquet which featured a buffet with food donated by more than 20 local restaurants, a variety show and silent auction.
Love in Action Awards were presented to Common Heart's volunteers of the year:
- Connie Lightner, of Indian Trail, was named Common Heart Volunteer of the Year
- Deb Adams, of Weddington, was named Common Things Volunteer of the Year
- Rick Hepner, of Mint Hill, was named Common Cupboard Volunteer of the Year
The Mary & Martha Sunday School Class, from the First Baptist Church of Indian Trail, also was honored as the Partner of the Year.