Despite Pandemic, Beebe Oncology Receives Donation from The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church
The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church of Lewes presented Beebe Medical Foundation with a gift of $5,495 to support Beebe Healthcare’s Oncology Services “Patient Special Needs Fund.”
Their last annual gift was made to the Patient Special Needs Fund in February 2020 and then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
The Miracle Angels, under the leadership of Reverend Marjorie Belmont-Burns, have always raised funds through a multitude of community fundraising activities including yard sales, bake sales, and special events. These activities came to an abrupt halt last year, but this did not prevent Israel United Methodist Church families, friends, and Friendship U.M. Church, Indian Mission U.M. Church, and St John's Second Baptist Church from making donations to support the mission.
Miracle Angel member Sister Betty J. Streett said, “We are so grateful and blessed to be a blessing to others in need.”
The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church have been raising funds for cancer survivors since 1999. For the past 11 years, all proceeds have been donated annually to the “Patient Special Needs Fund.” The Miracle Angels chose Beebe so that the donations would stay in Sussex County and help local cancer patients and their families at the Tunnell Cancer Center and the South Coastal Cancer Center, which open in July 2020 near Millville.
“With so many people in need and dealing with financial difficulties due to the pandemic, I am both humbled and joyful that the congregants of Israel United Methodist Church and others were able to raise these funds for Beebe Oncology Services,” said Maurice Winkfield, Executive Director of Beebe Healthcare’s Oncology Services. “Cancer treatment can cause so many hardships for patients and their families. This amazing donation will go toward assisting those in need so they can focus on getting better instead of facing socio-economic hardships.”
As a community-based, not-for-profit healthcare system, Beebe Healthcare depends on the generous support of individuals, local organizations and businesses, corporations and private foundations. Please contact Beebe Medical Foundation to make a gift at www.beebemedicalfoundation.org or 302-644-2900.
Photo Caption: Executive Director of Beebe Healthcare’s Oncology Services Maurice Winkfield receives the check from Miracle Angel members, Betty Streett and Sandra Neal.