I have been a long time supporter of LO. I first began participating in the annual Baby Bottle Campaign. This was followed by taking part in some of the Walk for Life events. These fundraisers are a great way to get involved with LO.
Over the years, LO has continued to create ways to reach out to the youth of the Lower Yakima Valley and surrounding areas. Lives are being saved and transformed by the services they are providing to these young people. Here are a few examples of those services, and it is why I love being a faithful supporter of Life Options:
Girls can visit an LO location or the Mobile Unit to find out if they are pregnant. Caring, trained nurses answer any and all questions concerning pregnancy. The nurse may give one of the handheld baby models to a client to hold, as a visual aid, to show the current stage of growth of the baby. And there's the ultrasound machine that provides a live picture of the baby with a viable heartbeat. These tools help the girls to see the reality of the precious life inside their body. The magnitude of their decision whether to keep the baby or not is now very apparent. Because of these tools, babies are being saved, and that's so exciting!
In continued love and support for the mom-to-be, LO offers parenting classes for the expecting parent(s). Also available to them are baby clothes, diapers, and other baby items the moms will be needing. This is a great support system. It is a win-win for the parent(s) and baby.
Amazing changes are happening in the lives of today's youth because of the great work being done by LO. These young people are the future of the world. I want to help make a difference in their lives now, as well as future generations, which is why I partner with LO.
Won't you consider how you can support LO's outreach to babies and the youth in the community? There are so many different ways you can be involved. You, too, can make a big difference in people's lives for the better. And that is a worthwhile investment!