Our last project is in honor of Raymond C. Powell of Marshall County, KY who taught his children and his grandchildren by example that when the community needs something, the community must pull together and get it done. While it takes one man to have the vision of the solution of a community problem, it is the community which must stand together and solve that problem.
To honor his memory, we as a family have decided to continue his work in his community. We will support the maintenance and management of the cemetery trusts formed to ensure the continuation of the community cemetery where families faced with the overwhelming decisions and costs of funerals can find a peaceful resting place for their loved ones for little or no cost. In addition, this project also includes supporting families through emergencies such as fire, flood, terminal illness of a family member, and any other emergency that would put a strain on a family’s resources, spirit, and bonds.
We will support programs designed to help families through emergencies and crisis such as the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Hospice Care, Americans Helping Americans, Air Compassion America, Operation Homefront, the Red Cross, St. Vincent De Paul, and other agencies dedicated to interrupting the stress of emergencies on families.