Gateway SERTOMA Club of Lincoln members presented Tabitha Health Care Services President and CEO, Christie Hinrichs, with a check for $30,000 to support Tabitha Meals on Wheels. The proceeds came directly from the group’s 9th annual golf tournament on June 10.
“Gateway Sertoma couldn’t be more proud to serve for such an admirable cause,” said Charlie Huff who chaired the tournament with fellow Sertomans Al Borchardt and Ron Grebe. “Tabitha Meals on Wheels is one of Lincoln’s hallmark charitable programs to help those in the most need.”
The generous donation will provide for more than 5,400 hot meals to Tabitha Meals on Wheels clients. The program serves an average of over 400 meals a day to Lincoln individuals who can no longer prepare a hot meal. Seventy percent of clients are unable to pay the $5.50 cost for a meal because of financial constraints.
“This will make such an impact for the clients we serve,” said Hinrichs. “Many Elders come to us worried because they are unable to pay the cost of the meal. But with support from the public and groups like Gateway Sertoma, we are able to tell them we can still help.”
Proceeds from the tournament were raised by sponsors, donors, silent auction items and a record 128 golfers. Also involved were teams from the Lincoln Journal Star and KLKN-TV who competed head to head in the Corporate Media Challenge. KLKN-TV came out on top to earn bragging rights and the tournament trophy.
Next year’s 10th anniversary Sertoma Golf Tournament to benefit Tabitha Meals on Wheels is scheduled for June 8, 2012.
Tabitha and Gateway Sertoma generously thank the following for their support: Event Sponsors–American National Bank, Burlington Northern, Davis Design, Don Leising, Immanuel Health Systems-The Landing, Lee Sapp Ford, Legacy Estates Companies, Midland Financial, Nebraska Truck & Equipment, RBC Wealth Management-The Letheby Group, Sapp Brothers, Inc., Silverstone, Sysco Lincoln, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, UNICO Group, Inc.; Teams–Carpenter Paper Company, Charlie Huff, Cheever Construction, First Covenant Church, First National Bank, The Goldworks, HCIS/Medi-Bill Systems, KLKN-TV, Lincoln Federal Savings, Lincoln Journal Star, Marv Mills, McNulty & Dessel, Midland Medical, Outdoor Solutions, Phil Euler, Sid Dillon Buick-Lincoln, Smith Hayes, Solution One, Tabitha, US Bank; Hole Sponsors–Anderson Auto Group, Bob Taylor, BryanLGH, Carol Reed, CornerStone, Darrell Stock, Duteau Chevrolet & Subaru, Finke Gardens, Grandmother’s Restaurant, Inspro Insurance, Jay Peters, John Bernthal, Kelly’s Auto Repair, Kidwell, Konica Minolta, Leach Camper Sales, Lexus of Lincoln, Nebraska Health Care Association, Norm Nelson, Palmer and Sons, People’s City Mission, Pinnacle Bank, Runza National, Sapp Brothers Travel Centers, Skate Zone, Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center, State Farm Insurance-Gale Breed, State Farm Insurance-Robert Haberman, Strain Slattery, and Valentino’s.
Gateway SERTOMA, dedicated to SERvice TO MAnkind, has been contributing to the Lincoln community for fifty years. The club holds weekly breakfast meetings at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at Grandmothers, 6940 A St. The 50-member club has raised over $1,000,000 for organizations including Tabitha, the Barkley Center for Scholarships and the Nebraska Hearing Aid Bank for individuals who cannot afford hearing aids.
As a nonprofit organization serving 28 counties, Tabitha’s love embraces a society where everyone is valued and empowered to live life to the fullest with compassionate at-home support, innovative living communities, exceptional rehabilitation, health care and hospice services. For more information about services or Tabitha living communities, please call (402) 486-8520.
Photo (left to right): Susie Brown, Tabitha Meals on Wheels Coordinator; Margo McKendree, Tabitha Volunteer Coordinator; Christie Hinrichs, Tabitha President & CEO; Charlie Huff, Gateway Sertoma Event Co-chair; Heath Stukenholtz, Tabitha Foundation Vice President; Ron Grebe, Gateway Sertoma Event Co-chair; Al Borchardt, Gateway Sertoma Event Co-chair; and Chan Tyrrell, Tabitha Director of Development.