By Baptist Message staff
ALEXANDRIA, La. (LBM) – The CENLA Pregnancy Care Center has donated $10,000 to two pregnancy centers in Lake Charles, an area hit hard by recent hurricanes.
CENLA Pregnancy Care Center Executive Director Claire Lemoine said the gifts of $5,000 to both centers will cover 40 percent of the monthly budgets for ABC Pregnancy Resource Center and New Life Counseling.
“Those involved in pregnancy center ministry support and encourage one another,” Lemoine told the Baptist Message. “Making these donations are another way of showing how we care for the mothers, fathers and children these Lake Charles ministries serve. They were faced with devastation from the storms and we wanted to help.”
Board Vice President Ed Tarpley, a member of Kingsville Baptist Church in Ball, added that the checks will help the two centers get through what has been a difficult time.
“Our job, whether it be in southwest Louisiana or Cenla, is to promote life and save lives,” he said. “Lake Charles was devastated and we’re trying to do our part to help in a small way.”
Lemoine said helping other pregnancy centers in the state save babies and minister to their mothers has been one of the most rewarding aspects of her job since CENLA Pregnancy Center opened Dec. 4, 2017.
The center has served more than 740 women since serving its first client on that launch date.
Importantly, Lemoine said, nearly 70 percent of the expectant mothers who have met with CPC staff have opted to forgo abortion.
For more information on the CENLA Pregnancy Center email email@example.com or call 318.314.3061.