Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Congratulations Jake & Amanda Loeffler!!!

One of the great honors of being involved with a non-profit organization is meeting so many generous people. In 18 years of ministry we have had $1.5 million dollars in revenues (Don't get too excited, that's an avg of only $83,000 per year to run a full time year-round organization. Although that may sound like a lot, it hardly covers the expenses for all of the events & office overhead... then barely enough for very humble salaries for 2 full-time employees). BUT, did you know that of that $1.5 million, $500,000 (half of a million dollars!!) has come through thoughtful, caring, and generous donors. We are humbled & blown away by such generosity.

Each year we honor certain people whose contribution to GTD has made such a vital impact that we couldn't operate without them. Our most recent recipients are Jake & Amanda Loeffler. Over the past 10 years the Loeffler's total donations have exceeded $10,000 to GTD!! They have done that through regular consistent monthly donations. I can't tell you the magnitude of the impact they have had on this ministry through their generosity. In simple terms, we couldn't have done it without them.

Before moving away, Amanda was one of our most enthusiastic & hardest working volunteers. She came on nearly every GTD event and helped us in several organizational aspects. Her passion and relentless help are still missed today. Since getting married to Jake (who is one of our heroes in the military who helps protect our country) they have started a family and moved from state to state, but they have never forgotten GTD. Every month they donate to support our cause. Our mission is their mission. We are touched by their faithful support! It's with full hearts of appreciation that we recognize Jake & Amanda for their contribution to GTD by presenting them with our highest award, the JAG Award. Thank you Jake & Amanda for giving to God that which costs you much! We love you. We appreciate you. God bless you my friends =)