TruCare Pregnancy Resource Center recently celebrated the success of its first fundraising event. The local nonprofit organization provides assistance to people facing an unplanned pregnancy.
The Jan. 28 event featured keynote speaker Kirk Walden, a longtime pro-life advocate and author of “The Wall: Rebuilding a culture of LIFE in America and ending abortion as we know it.” Executive director Debbie Cissna said the generosity of local churches, businesses and individuals was overwhelming. Money raised during the banquet helps in highlighting life-affirming choices to community members.
“We would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt appreciation for your support at the “Rebuilding A Culture of Life” banquet,” Cissna said. “Thank you for making the evening such a special community event. Each donation enables us to continue bringing hope to moms and dads facing pregnancy decisions.”
Formerly known as Pregnancy Care Services, TruCare became an independent entity from the center in Pendleton with its own local governance. Services include pregnancy testing, community referrals, parenting classes, teen support groups, infant supplies, post-abortion counseling and information about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases. The pregnancy center also has several Spanish-speaking volunteers.