United Methodist Children’s Home receives donation from Burr & Forman


United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) is one of eight charities that accepted a donation from Burr & Forman LLP.  A check for $35,000 was presented to UMCH on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Birmingham. The donation will be used for purchasing new vehicles for three different programs UMCH offers.

Burr & Forman Partner and Charitable Contributions Chair Will Hereford, said, "Burr & Forman is proud to support the United Methodist Children's Home and its college scholarship program. UMCH does so much good for our state in assisting thousands of children each year, and we are especially appreciative of the college scholarship program that provides further educational opportunities for young people who, despite significant hurdles in their life, have excelled in and out of the classroom. We are honored that our gift is supporting this worthwhile program by helping meet the transportation needs of scholarship recipients going to and from classes and part-time jobs."

UMCH’s Vice President of External Affairs, Rebecca Morris, responded, “Burr & Forman recognized the transformational change our ministry has on the future of young people in the state of Alabama. We are truly appreciative that Burr & Forman supports the ministry of many organizations, including those that are denominationally affiliated. It is courageous of a highly respectable law firm such as Burr & Forman to recognize our denominational affiliation and see our ministry for what it truly is, a second chance for those who have been hurt by the ones who are supposed to love them the most. Our college scholarship recipients are beyond excited to have new vehicles to transport them during their college experience. Having corporate, community and individual support allowed for UMCH to serve over 1015 kids, youth, and parents in 2014.”

For 125 years UMCH has helped transform the lives of thousands of abused, neglected and traumatized children, young mothers and struggling families. Services offered range from group homes, foster care and adoption programs, family preservation services, transitional living programs, scholarship homes, and homes for young mothers across Alabama and Northwest Florida.

The mission of UMCH is to follow Christ by embracing all God’s children…one child, one family at a time.

To learn more about UMCH visit their website www.umch.net or email info@umch.net.

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