Miracle Angels of Israel UMC donate $12K to Tunnell Cancer Center

March 8, 2020

The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church of Lewes recently presented Beebe Medical Foundation with a gift of $12,200 to support Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center Patient Special Needs Fund.

Under the leadership of the Rev. Marjorie Belmont-Burns, the Miracle Angels exceeded their cancer mission ministry goal of $10,000.

Funds were raised through donations from Israel United Methodist Church families, friends, other church families including Indian Mission United Methodist Church and St. John 2nd Baptist Church in Mt. Joy, and the surrounding community. Donations also came from personal yard sales with Peter Chandler and Katina Gooch serving up fresh fish sandwiches, and special handmade blanket/pillow drawings.

“It’s amazing how such a small church can have such a tremendous impact,” said Barry Hamp, executive director of oncology services at Beebe Healthcare. “The wonderful thing about this gift is that it has been given by people with an understanding of the hardships cancer treatment can bring, and it has been given from the heart. Tunnell Cancer Center is very fortunate to receive this gift from The Miracle Angels for the Patient Special Needs Fund.”

Friendship United Methodist Church sponsored a special Gong Show that raised $1,400 and joined the Miracle Angels in their charity event yard sales held during the spring and summer. Through these events, everyone enjoyed great fellowship with cancer survivors and caretakers.

The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church have been involved with raising funds for cancer survivors since 1999. For the past 10 years, all proceeds were donated to the Patient Special Needs Fund at Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center. The Miracle Angels chose Tunnell Cancer Center so the donations would stay in Sussex County to help local cancer patients and their families.

“The sole purpose of our mission ministry is to be able to make a difference in the health and social welfare of cancer survivors in need within our community,” said Sister Betty J. Streett. “Special thanks to all who have contributed to our cancer mission, as we could not continue this mission without all of you. We want to spread love, joy, and hope to all cancer survivors. What greater joy for the Miracle Angels than to listen with compassion and love, and spiritually connect to cancer survivors and their families within our very own community. We are so blessed to be a blessing to someone else. Our 2020 cancer mission goal will be $10,000-plus!”

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