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6th Annual Raffa Clinic Skeet Shoot

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Registration is Now Open!

Do you like to shoot? Ever wanted to give skeet shooting a try but not sure what to do or how to do it? This is the event for you!  Raffa Clinic is proud to announce that we will be holding our 6th Annual Skeet Shoot at the prestigious Rockwall Gun Club again this September 7th! If you aren’t familiar with this spectacular venue, check it out here. For event details, check our our event page here.

This is always a really fun event open to shooters age 14 and up.  We offer special pricing for our younger participants as well. You can register as an individual shooter or bring a team of 2,3, or 4 to play with you.

The course has 18 stations, with a total of 100 shots per shooter and a total of 400 shots per team. Team awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Your registration fee also includes an amazing barbecue lunch served by our Raffa Clinic staff, board and volunteers.

This is an event you don’t want to miss! Teams will fill quickly, so register today here!


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Here are a few pictures from last year’s Skeet Shoot:

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Storm Damage Update

As many of you may know, downtown Greenville was hit by a tornado (or non-tornado depending on who you ask) on June 19th. What most of you may not know is that Raffa Clinic also sustained damage from that storm as well and has been closed since the day of the storm.

Our clinic roof was badly damaged which caused a substantial amount of water to enter our building. Some of our offices lost everything and some of our counseling rooms had furniture items lost. There was a great deal of carpet damage and damage to some of our walls as well. BUT, the Lord is good and I am thankful to report that our sonogram machine, all medical supplies, and all patient medical records were completely spared!

We are working with our insurance company to get repairs done as quickly as possible, but since so many local businesses were also damaged, the process has moved quite slowly. At this point we still do not have a definitive answer as to what all the insurance will cover. We pray that they will cover most of the repair and replacement costs but we also know there is a portion we must pay. In the midst of all this, one of our two roof air conditioning units also quit. It was 20+ years old and well used. This was not from the storm so we were out of pocket an additional $4,800 that we weren’t planning on.

I am writing to ask you for financial support in the interim. Our insurance company has encouraged us to move forward with repairs (paint, flooring, wall repair, lighting, roof repairs, replacement of furniture damaged) and to not wait on their decision. We are just not able to do that financially. The replacement costs for the things listed are nearing $86,000!! We need your help to move forward with repairs and help cover the costs that insurance will not.

We have been blessed to have our classes continue thanks to Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Greenville. They have graciously donated their building space so that our families in need of help with material assistance or to move forward with court cases aren’t on hold because of us being closed. However, due to zoning and state requirements, all of our medical services are shut down.

You may be asking…Why not just wait on the insurance company? Because every single day we are not open is a day that we are not there for the young woman considering abortion and seeking help. Every Single Day we are closed, lives are potentially lost!!

Because of your support in the past, I am asking you directly to help us financially with the costs we are incurring now. Your gift, as always, is tax-deductible and will be used to open our doors faster. I have included an envelope for your gift or you can give online at www.friendsofraffa.org. Please feel free to reach out to me personally if you have questions or concerns. My personal cell is 903-456-4317.

Thank you for supporting Raffa and for your prayers!

Threesa Sadler
Executive Director

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Help us Rebuild Raffa

Raffa Clinic sustains storm damage

As you may know, downtown Greenville had a storm last week on Wednesday evening that caused quite a bit of damage to multiple buildings. Our clinic originally reported that we were good and we asked you to pray for our other area businesses and homes that had been damaged. Unfortunately, the storms that came through on Sunday proved that to not be true. When we arrived at the clinic Monday morning we were greeted with a good deal of water damage and it was found that our roof had been badly damaged after all. Our staff is working diligently in our clinic to salvage what can be saved, but we are also realizing that there is much that will need to be replaced.

At the time of this writing, we are waiting for an insurance adjuster to know what will be covered. Our roofer has tarped the roof to try to keep further damage from occurring. We have large industrial blowers and dehumidifiers running 24/7 to attempt to dry out the building.

Due to the damage sustained, Raffa Clinic will be closed to see any medical patients until we are safe to re-open. But we are still here to serve them! We are reached out to other area pregnancy clinics in Rockwall, Paris, and Sulphur Springs and they have agreed to see any patient we refer over. They just need to call us and we can help them set up that appointment.

Ridgecrest Baptist Church has graciously lent us some classroom spaces so that our pregnancy and parenting classes can continue with minimal interruption. We truly appreciate the support and we know our Raffa families are thankful as well because it is through these classes they earn the diapers and things they need for their babies.

We are asking you to help support our efforts to #rebuildraffa and we can’t wait to re-open and show you how the Lord used this storm to make us better so that we can better serve our community! If you would like to help us by giving, please visit https://raffaclinic.kindful.com/ and give now. As more material needs surface or the need for volunteers to help with clean up or repairs surface we will share them on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/supportraffaclinic/ so please follow us there for the most recent updates and needs. We just posted a video there with a look at the damage. Here is a link to that video post https://www.facebook.com/supportraffaclinic/videos/474753883259609/

 

Thank you for all you do to support Raffa Clinic.

Thank you for your prayers.

Thank you for helping us #rebuildraffa

 

~Threesa Sadler

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Adopt a Family for Christmas

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Raffa Clinic has a few families in need of some blessings for Christmas. Last year was our first year for our Adopt a Mom program and our Raffa Clinic supporters overwhelmed the families last year with a multitude of Christmas Blessings!

This year we have a few families (Dads included!) who we have been working with throughout the year who are in need of some help to make Christmas special for their kids. If you are interested in Adopting a Family (or just a single family member), visit our Adopt a Family page for more information.

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Seats are filling fast for our Banquet!

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We are so excited to see seats filling quickly for our Annual Fundraising Dinner coming up in less than 2 weeks.

Registration for our October 9th will close soon so don’t wait to register and save your seats for this amazing event.

It blesses us that so many people are excited about the things going on at Raffa Clinic and want to hear about the amazing blessings from our past year.

I promise you won’t want to miss what we have in store for you this year!

You will be blessed!!

For those that have not yet registered, click here for more information about our event and to RSVP today.

 

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Fundraising Banquet Registration is OPEN!

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Raffa Clinic is preparing for our Annual Fundraising Dinner to be held on Tuesday, October 9th at the Sam Rayburn Student Center at Texas A&M University in Commerce. We would love for you to join us to learn more about what Raffa Clinic is doing in our community and what the Lord has planned for us for next year.

This event is always an amazing evening of recounting the blessings of the year as well as giving our supporters the opportunity to join us in the work that we are blessed to do. Invite your friends and family that you think would love to partner with us.
Check your calendars and join us. Register now as seats fill quickly!

If you can’t join us on October 9th, please consider joining those who will be giving that night and donating to Raffa Clinic. Your support keeps this vital ministry going and we truly appreciate you!

I can’t attend, but I can still donate.

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Skeet Shoot!

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Raffa Clinic Skeet Shoot! This year we will be meeting again at the Rockwall Gun Club for a morning of shooting and an amazing lunch to follow.

We would like to thank our new TITLE sponsor

Rafter P Construction!! 

Click on the image below for more event information and to register as a single shooter or gather a few friends and make a team!

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Kirsten’s Choice

It has been said that “nothing changes if nothing changes.” This simple truth can be seen every day at pro-life clinics like Raffa Clinic and also at abortion clinics when former clients walk through  the doors wrestling with yet another agonizing pregnancy decision.

When Kirsten called Raffa Clinic, she already had a very young daughter and was not ready to be a mother again. The father of the baby had left her to fend for herself in the aftermath, dealing with medical issues and the care of an aging family member. The thought of raising a child on her own had seemed like too much work. But ultimately, Kirsten chose life and was learning to make it work. But then the unimaginable happened…Kirsten found out she was pregnant. Again.

When Kirsten called Raffa, she was distraught. Her new partner was pressuring her to have an abortion and she had no idea how she’d ever raise two kids on her own. The Raffa staff person  listened, spoke with compassion, helped her process her thoughts and circumstances. Kirsten and the father of her baby came into our clinic and, after seeing their child for the first time through an ultrasound, CHOSE LIFE. Kirsten poured her thankfulness to the staff for being there during her time of need.

Because of you, Kirsten’s new baby has a future!

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Upcoming Events

 

September 30th

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4th Annual Raffa Clinic Skeet Shoot

$100 for single shooter or $400 per team

September 30, 2017 8:00am – 12:00pm

Event Details
CHECK IN: 8:00 AM Each team will be given a scorecard for each shooter. SAFETY BRIEFING: 8:30 AM Skeet Shoot will begin promptly after. Eye and ear protection will be provided, closed toe shoes are required. 18 station clay course, 100 shots/shooter and a total of 400/team. Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.. REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 22ND!

POST-TOURNAMENT DETAILS
Test your skills with the Long Bird Challenge!!! We tower a clay machine 65 feet in the air, each shooter is given five targets for $10. Winner will receive 40% of the purse, 50% of the purse will go to the Raffa Clinic, 10% to the gun club. (BRING CASH FOR THE CHALLENGE) BARBECUE LUNCH will be provided after the shoot. Scores will be announced and awards given.

Register now for this year’s Skeet Shoot here.

 

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It’s time for our biggest night of the year! Raffa’s Annual Fundraising Dinner is always such a wonderful night. This year, we will be hearing stories of families that we have been privileged to minister to this year (because of your support!) and also hear about the wonderful things that are in store for 2018. This is our largest fundraising event of the year and we would love to see you there and ask that you be praying about how you can financially support the life-saving work of Raffa Clinic.

This is an RSVP only event. To save your seat, register here. Can’t make it this year? We will miss you, but you can still support us here.

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North Texas Giving Day lasts all week!!

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North Texas Giving Day is back! New for this year, donors can schedule their Giving Day gifts starting September 7th!

Donate through Raffa’s NTGD page between September 7th and September 13th, and your donation will be post on September 14th with over 2,500 donors across North Texas giving to their favorite charities.

WHY SHOULD I DONATE THROUGH GIVING DAY INSTEAD OF DIRECTLY TO RAFFA??

That is a great question! Donors can stretch their dollars further by giving through the NTGD page because the Communities Foundation of North Texas will multiply your gift with bonus funds and prizes to Raffa Clinic! How can you say no to bonus funds??

So today… get up and give. Then share Raffa’s giving link on your social media outlets. Tell others “Why I give…” so that they can see why you (personally) support Raffa Clinic. Encourage your co-workers, your church body, your friends & family to join you in supporting the life-saving work of Raffa Clinic. Our NTGD page has a short video about our organization that you can share with them. (you can watch it too:)

Thank you for supporting Raffa!