Kicking Off 2018 with a BUZZ!

The HIKE Fund, Inc. has had a busy winter presenting awards across the U.S.  Fundraising continues to be strong, and we have a few updates. Our top five fundraising states are Virginia ($17,293.87), Nebraska ($10,758.18), Wisconsin ($10,445.83), Illinois ($8,821.84), and Maryland ($8,703.13). Since 1985, donations total $5,459,757.99 – almost $5.5 million – will you help us hit that goal by Supreme Session in Utah?

January 6 – Ali Blankfeld, Grand Bethel Honored Queen, and Lynette Camerlin, Ohio Miss Congeniality, led a presentation about Ohio Job’s Daughters and HIKE for Ella and her family at Bethel 11, Rocky River.  The family stayed for the installation that followed the presentation, and Ella helped with sunshine collection with another Jobie To Bee!

January 7 – Jeffersonville family gets $3,000 donation needed for 9-year-old’s hearing aids

January 26 – The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi had the honor of presenting to Hunter, from The Hike Fund, Inc. Hunter, age 4, was accompanied by his mother, Megan, and Courtney Turner, Hunter’s Educational Audiologist, had the pleasure of presenting him with his check. “I am so thankful to The Hike Fund for the important work that they do,” said Turner. “They fill a real need in the hearing-impaired community, providing help for those who need it the most, and making these essential hearing devices accessible to all.”

January 29 – Adam received HIKE award for bilateral hearing aids, presented by Dr. Ashlee Vandiver, Au.D. in Maine.

February 3 – Wyoming Job’s Daughters had the honor to present a HIKE award to Loren, a 19 month old boy from Casper.  Loren is using his HIKE award to get a personal FM system. The Wyoming Job’s Daughters were gathered together at the Casper Masonic Temple for Winter Festival, a Masonic Family Fun Weekend.  Loren and his mom, Betsy, were very excited to meet the Daughters, learn about Job’s Daughters International, and enjoy a nice dinner with everyone. Wyoming Job’s Daughters are feeling very motivated after giving two HIKE awards this year!  The Daughters are working hard towards their goal of $10,000 for the year.
February 5 – Indiana Job’s Daughters made a HIKE presentation to 15-year-old Trinity. Trinity and her family are from Crawfordsville, and we partnered with Montgomery Lodge #50 to make the presentation. The Lodge invited the family and the Job’s Daughters to dinner before their state meeting. After enjoying a delicious meal, members of Bethel #107 Brownsburg and Bethel #121 Brazil made the presentation on behalf of HIKE. Trinity’s mother, Pam, expressed her gratitude to Job’s Daughters and HIKE. The funds will be used to cover the cost of new hearing aids for Trinity. Indiana Job’s Daughters would especially like to thank Worshipful Master Greg Thompson and Lodge Secretary John Phillips for allowing us to make the presentation and for their generous hospitality.
 
The HIKE Fund Board of Directors is currently meeting in Las Vegas, and working to improve the efficiency of our application to award process. We care about what you think about our work and are always open to your feedback. 

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