|From left: FSC board chair Kerry Prince, Roger Nelson, |
Pdt. Janet and Chris Nelson
"She wasn't easy on us," noted Chris Nelson, speaking about her organization's former chairman of the board. "But she was our biggest cheerleader and brought balance to our organization, always making certain we kept our finances in order and paid attention to the smallest details of our FSC operations." Chris also noted Shar's favorite things to do included ringing the Salvation Army bell during the holidays, gift wrapping in the mall and providing company sponsorships wherever she worked - all in support of FSC.
The Family Support Center, located at 310 W. 200 North in St. George, serves children, ages newborn to 11 years old on a first come, first-served basis or by appointment, although the organization's crisis nursery and emergency respite programs are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The Family Support Center, in a clean, safe homelike environment, provides parents with a little break, a little help and a little support in challenging times ... and provides children with fun, structured activities; nutritious meals and a place where they feel safe and comfortable.
Their list of available services include a crisis nursery, respite, visitation exchange, resource and referrals, parent support, foster care and adoption support respite.
A check in the amount of $424 was presented to the Nelson's. These funds raised during April's Horseplay activities will be used to cover costs for drop-in childcare services for families in crisis. In accepting the check, Roger and Chris noted they also need volunteers, board members and support for their fundraising events, including a mini-golf tournament generally held annually in April.
For more information, call 435-674-5133 or on the internet see www.thefamilysupportcenter.com.