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August Ministry Newsletter
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In this newsletter, you'll find a letter from Paul Juarez, the executive director of First Refuge Ministries, a reminder about the upcoming Gala and some current volunteer needs! 

From the Directors Desk

First Refuge Supporters, Volunteers and Friends,,
 
Thank you so much for the support you have given me and Barbie in my first year with this awesome ministry. In one year, First Refuge and you have blessed both my life and my family's life in ways that you would not believe.

Soon we will be having the 2nd Annual First Refuge Gala and it is going to be awesome! Please let Jodi know if you are attending (even if you haven't bought your ticket yet) and if you are willing to volunteer with registration or decorating on October 13.

Remember that North Texas Giving Day is September 22nd! We will be participating with other Denton non-profits at the annual event on the Denton Square that evening so come by and say hi.  We'll send you a reminder in a couple weeks. 

Thank you so much for everything you do and everything you are to me and my family.

For His glory,
Paul Juarez
Executive Director
First Refuge Ministries

News & Ministry Highlights


New Volunteer Needs

Thursday Night Food Pantry MEN - On Thursday, September 1 from 5:30p to 8:00p, we need additional men to volunteer in the food pantry so our ladies can attend a special worship event.  
Stock the Pantry - We need several volunteers to help restock our food pantry shelves each month on the first Monday and/or the third Tuesday. 
Receptionist - Saturday mornings from 7:45a to 9:30a.


To volunteer for any of the above needs, email Jodi


Immunization Clinics for DISD

Over the last month, First Refuge has conducted five vaccine clinics for kids entering pre-k in DISD. With the help of volunteer nurses, our medical Director, Amanda Keck, has administered over 80 vaccines to 35 kids free of charge. 
 

Denton Mobile Food Pantry One Year Anniversary


16,264 People - Over the course of the past year, First Refuge has been involved with the monthly mobile food pantry. Through the efforts of the Denton Hunger Coalition, more than 16,000 people have received food. You can read more about the history and future of the mobile food pantry on the Serve Denton Blog


First Refuge Gala Tickets & Tables Are Still Available!


This year, our special guest speaker is Mark Lowry. Tickets are available. Buy yours today at FirstRefugeMinistries.org/gala!
  • Individual Tickets: $40
  • Tables (8 tickets, priority seating, special gift at each seat): $1000
  • Head Table w/ Mark Lowry (6 tickets, front and center seating, meet & greet with Mark before dinner, gift bag for each seat): $5000
  • Table w/ Stan Whitmire (6 tickets, front and center seating, meet & greet with Mark before dinner, gift bag for each seat): $3000
  • Table w/ Mark Lowry's Manager (6 tickets, front and center seating, meet & greet with Mark before dinner, gift bag for each seat): $3000

Around First Refuge



Senator Craig Estes dropped by First Refuge for a tour last week!

Last Month
at a Glance



Patients Seen: 22
Doctor or Nurse Practitioner Volunteer Hours: 8
Volunteer Nurse Hours: 36
Immunizations Given: 61

Families Served: 216
Seniors Served: 92
Adults Served: 314
Children Served: 243
Volunteer Hours: 640

Clinic Visits: 6
Chiropractor Volunteer Hours: 8

Appointments: 32

Patients Seen: 124
New Patients: 20
Dentist Volunteer Hours: 21
Dental Professional Volunteer Hours: 109
Other Volunteer Hours: 68
 
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