Miracle Angels of Israel UMC donate to Tunnell Cancer Center

March 10, 2019

The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church of Lewes recently presented a donation in the amount of $8,192 to Beebe Medical Center to support Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center Patient Special Needs Fund.

This year, the Miracle Angels, under the leadership of the Rev. Marjorie Belmont-Burns, exceeded their cancer mission ministry goal to raise $8,000. Funds raised came through donations from Israel UMC families, friends from other church families, and the surrounding community, plus donations from personal yard sales.

Friendship United Methodist Church sponsored a fried chicken dinner and joined in the Miracle Angels’ charity event yard sales held during the spring and summer. Through these events, they enjoyed great fellowship with cancer survivors and caretakers.

Betty J. Streett said, “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. Special thanks to all who have contributed to our cancer mission, as we could not continue this mission without all of you.”

The Miracle Angels of Israel UMC have been involved with raising funds for cancer survivors since 1999. For the past seven 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 and help local cancer patients and their families.

“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 Cancer Patient Special Needs Fund. 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.

“It’s our joy to work to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients. 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,” said Streett.