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The Alliance Awards 77 GSB Checks in February for Over $13,0000 to Charities

The Alliance awarded 77 GSB checks to charities in February, giving away more than $13,000 to charities. The Alliance has given away more than $190,000 since starting the GSB program in 2013. The following roundup will tell you a little more about our agents and the charities they selected this month.

Alzheimers of Orange County, Calif. $150

Doug Becker wanted to donate to this foundation for their services and programs that provide education, support and research for patients and family affected by this irreversible, progressive brain disorder.

Andrea Ferrara Fund $150

Gustavo Teran put his GSB to good use in contributing to Andrea, a local child with multiple needs. She was born with cerebral palsy and is a paraplegic, which means she needs special equipment, medicines, care and a special diet.

Belleville Cursillo $100

Jim Ruppel saw a need for his GSB in this movement within the Catholic Church. Their motto is Make a friend. Be a friend. Bring a friend to Christ!

Brother Wolf $100

This animal rescue sanctuary is situated on 80 acres and provides a No Kill community that Bill Cummings wanted to donate his GSB to.

Children's Hope Home $100

Ben Ortiz contributed his GSB to a cause that has cared for over 5,000 abandoned, abused, neglected and orphaned children from newborn to 18 years.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints $300

Nathan and Melody Thomas support the teaching of Brigham Young with their GSB. In the early years of the Church he told his daughters that "Our time is all the capital God has given us, and if we waste that we are bankrupt indeed."

Clear Springs High School - FFA Booster Club $150

Jeff Adcock promised his GSB to this booster club of a local high school. Students must take a semester of agricultural class and pay yearly dues for membership, which means serious inquiries only!

Covenant Church "Bookbag Buddies" $150

Cord Goodson became aware of the need to feed underprivileged children through this local church program. His GSB will supply back packs filled with items to get them through weekends when they do not have access to school programs.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation $150

Volunteers and donations are the key to success for this organization, and Cindy Tapia was happy to share her GSB with them. This disease is a genetic lung disorder and needs more research and support to provide awareness and a cure.

Desert View Congregation $200

Brandon and Wendy Forman contributed to this Jojoba Witnesses church organization in their Arizona town.

Dolney Compassionate Center $350

Minerve and Robespierre Prophil appreciate the work this non-profit organization does in providing humanitarian assistance to improverished people. The group partners with churches and community leaders also to bring medical and dental care to those affected by extreme poverty.

Easter Seals $300

Eric Lardie knew his GSB would go to good use with this charitable organization that assists more than one million children and adults with disabilities and special needs. Their exceptional services, education, outreach and advocacy allows these people can live, learn, work and play in our communities.

Finding Fish Ministries, Inc. $200

Terry and Tia Edwards contributed to this ministry that believes that there is only one race - the HUMAN race. They reach out to teach the lost about the teachings of the Bible.

Gabriel Media $100

Thomas Kleinschnitz knows that his GSB will keep a local Christian radio station on the airwaves. Spirit 92.9 promises to remain family friendly and encouraging with their messages.

Grace Fellowship of Westerville $150

Scott Ducharme chose to share his GSB with a church that leads people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Their mission encourages members to engage in the life of GRACE by connecting, serving, giving and Inviting.

Holy Cross Church $100

Petra Capilnean contributed to this church that is affiliated with the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America.

Hope for the Homeless - Westworth Village Baptist Temple $100

Phillip Herbert felt the need to help this religious organization's efforts in ministering to homeless families.

Hospice and Pallatative Care of Greensboro $150

This community resource will benefit from Toby and Stephanie Griggs' GSB. The care they provide enables patients and their families to live more fully while battling serious illnesses.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society $150

The kind of care and research Marcus and Karla Richardson's GSB will provide is vital to this organization. Cancers of the blood need groundbreaking research for a cure.

Maya Macey Foundation $150

Jazmin Lightbourn contributed to this scholarship foundation for students who have overcome adversity in their lives and continue to pursue their dreams. Maya Macey was a beautiful little girl who died four days after she was born, and her family is committed to never let go of her memory.

New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church $100

This church in Bryan, Texas received David Lewis' gracious GSB to further their ministry.

River City Community Church - Uganda (Melissa Mortenson) $100

Donald and Tonya Martin earmarked their GSB for a specific mission through their local church.

Revival Ministries International $200

Loan Pham generously donated her GSB to this ministry that has a passion for souls and a passion to revive and mobilize the body of Christ.

Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay $100

What began as one's family's misfortune became a solution for millions of families worldwide. Steven Poborka supported this corporation that provides a "home-away-from-home" for families with children receiving medical treatment at nearby hospitals.

Rutgers University Foundation - CINJ Stacey Goldstein Fund $100

Jan Miller contributed to this foundation through Rutgers University that helps fund the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Salvation Army of Watertown, S. Dakota - Sandwich Program $150

Michael Lee's local branch of the Salvation Army supports a food pantry that also supplies meals to needy residents in the area.

San Antonio Humane Society $150

Katie Williams appreciates how this no-kill organization has been providing shelter, medical assistance and rehabilitation for over 65 years in her area. Injured, abused, surrendered and stray animals remain in their care until adopted.

Santa's Hide-A-Way Hollow $250

Mike and Kerry Williams gave their GSB to a "magical place where the spirit of Christmas lasts forever." Seriously and terminally ill children and their families receive comfort and support throughout the final stages of the child's illness, easing the challenges and providing fond memories.

South Shore Mental Health $300

Debbie Benn's generous GSB serves this outpatient or partial hospitalization mental health facility. They treat all age groups and have special programs for youth with serious emotional disturbances as well as adults with serious mental illness.

Summit Christian Center $100

Abel and Judy Verastegui appreciate that this church communicates a message of hope, and strives to remove barriers that prevent people from fulfilling their God-given destiny.

Summit Intermediate School Band $150

Jason and Tawny Carey's GSB helps this school band strike a beautiful chord. They have a tradition of success since founded in 1994 and has strong participation from the student body.

The Veteran's Honor Guard of Lima, Ohio $150

Randy Boroff knows his GSB contribution will continue the ceremonial military unit's tradition of providing funeral honors for fallen comrades, and to guard national monuments.

Tim Goad Ministries $4,900 in donations from 26 sources

Tour de Cure for Tracy Hagen $150

Karyn Mousel recognized a need in this event sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. Cyclists around the country ride to raise awareness and a cure for diabetes.

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church $250

James and Angeline Coleman put their GSB to good use at this church that has a strong vision to build and restore people to wholeness. The vision is supported by the belief to build individuals emotionally, physically, spiritually and economically.