ANCHORAGE – A local agency that supports children in foster care and children at risk is a finalist for WORLD’s 2016 Hope Award for Effective Compassion.
Founded in 2008, Beacon Hill, located on Third Avenue downtown, demonstrates the love of Christ by serving Alaska’s children in foster care and children at risk of going into foster care.
Beacon Hill came about when a team of ten families in Anchorage felt clearly led by the Lord to begin praying and giving to those in need. What started as anonymous acts of charity became an answer to one of Anchorage’s greatest needs—a shelter for homeless mothers and their children. One out of every hundred Alaskan children is in foster care because of trouble at home—twice the national rate.
Beacon Hill has helped dozens of precious Alaskan families move from extreme vulnerability to a place of safety where they can begin to provide for themselves.
The annual Hope Award goes to an organization that demonstrates the power of effective compassion by fostering life-change through personal, Christ-centered help to those in need. Each year, five regional awards go to organizations that embody all that the Hope Award stands for, qualifying them for the national award.
The overall 2016 Hope Award winner will receive $15,000 for the advancement of its ministry. The other four finalists will receive $2,000 each. Read WORLD’s full article on this ministry here, then submit your vote at wng.org/compassion. The deadline is August 29. A WORLD reporter has thoroughly vetted each organization, so voters can be confident that whichever of the five finalists wins the grand prize, they will steward the money wisely.
About the Hope Award for Effective Compassion:
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