Mercy Caritas gives $14,000 to Kornerstone

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Doug Stroemel, hospital administrator of Mercy Cassville, Aurora and Berryville, Ark., hands Marlene Whitham, Kornerstone, Inc. director, a check for $14,000 for the support of the organization's ministry for teen parents. Whitham said Mercy Caritas is a charitable outreach of Mercy and the original funder of Kornerstone's program, which began in 2006. The funds will be used to help sustain the program, which includes advocacy services resources, education and counseling for pregnant and parenting teens. They will to be used to help pay for supplies, a portion of doula advocates' salary and transportation to and from prenatal visits. On Sept. 17, Kornerstone will host the fundraiser, Kornerstone Cares for Kids, its third annual 5K at the Cassville Aquatic Center. Contributed photo

Doug Stroemel, hospital administrator of Mercy Cassville, Aurora and Berryville, Ark., hands Marlene Whitham, Kornerstone, Inc. director, a check for $14,000 for the support of the organization's ministry for teen parents.