The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church in Lewes recently presented the Beebe Medical Foundation with a $5,500 donation to support the Beebe Healthcare Oncology Patient Special Needs Fund.
The Miracle Angels, under the leadership of Reverend Marjorie Belmont-Burns, have always raised funds through a number of community fundraising activities including garage sales, bake sales and special events. These activities came to an abrupt halt at the onset of the pandemic, but that did not stop family and friends from The United Methodist Church in Israel, The United Methodist Church of the Indian Mission, The United Methodist Church United Friendship and St. John Second Baptist Church to continue to make annual donations to help Beebe’s Oncology Service.
“We are very grateful to Beebe and our members,” said Miracle Angels member Sister Betty J. Streett. “Our hearts are filled with compassion, love, hope and great joy to be advocates for cancer patients in need within our own community.”
The Miracle Angels United Methodist Church in Israel has been involved in fundraising for cancer survivors since 1999. For the past 12 years, all proceeds have been donated annually to the Patients’ Special Needs Fund. The Miracle Angels have chosen Beebe so that donations will stay in Sussex County to help local cancer patients and their families at Tunnell Cancer Center and South Coastal Cancer Center.
“Cancer treatment can cause so much hardship for patients and their families. This incredible donation will go towards helping those in need so they can focus on their health instead of facing financial hardship,” said Maurice Winkfield, Executive Director of Oncology Services at Beebe Healthcare. “I would like to express our sincere thanks to the congregations of The United Methodist Church in Israel, The United Methodist Church of the Indian Mission, The United Methodist Church of Friendship and St. John’s Church Second Baptist for their dedication and continued support of Beebe’s oncology patients.”