Our Hearts are Soaring” Raises Nearly $65,000

Annual Hearts of Love Gala Benefits Our Mother’s Home

Our Mother’sKuhn Sievers Gomez Watson smaller Home is pleased to announce its 2014 Hearts of Love “Our Hearts are Soaring” Gala raised $63,600 to help it continue to provide vital services to foster teens and human trafficking victims who want to keep and raise their children in a supportive environment. The fourth annual fundraiser took place Feb. 22 at Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa, and featured a performance by Tino Wallenda of the world-famous tight rope act The Flying Wallendas. NBC-2’s Krista Fogelsong served as Master of Ceremonies for the spectacular evening, which featured dinner, a live auction, music and dancing.

Julie Kuhns was honored as Mother of the Year. Mother of the Year is awarded to a dedicated volunteer who has gone above and beyond to help provide teen moms a safe and loving home where they can learn to love and respect themselves and their children, as well as the resources to become self-sufficient, productive members of society.

Carmelina Gomez-Lucas was named Graduate of the Year to recognize her achievements as a young woman who has successfully completed her journey at Our Mother’s Home and serves as an inspiration to others.

This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.