Ben McLemore invites the children of Lawrence Community Shelter to Slam Dunk
JULY 26, 2014
Noon – 2 p.m. Slam Dunk Showcase
City Community Center at Vermont & 11th
Ben McLemore and his official charity All4Kids, have invited the children of the Lawrence Community Shelter to join him in the Slam Dunk Sir McLemore Summer Slam. The children are currently experiencing homelessness with their families and receiving services from the Lawrence Community Shelter. The Lawrence Community Shelter served 78 families last year with 102 adults and 142 children. According to the National Coalition on Homeless, the number of homeless families with children has increased significantly over the past decade. Families with children are among the fastest growing segments of the homeless population.
The children of Lawrence Community Shelter are beyond excited to have the chance to meet Ben and maybe ready to challenge him on the court; “Ben McLemore is a champion in is field, We are going to show him the champions of our field!” says Brian Belvins Assistant Executive Director and vice president of programs of the Lawrence Community Shelter.
Ben McLemore’s and his charity All4Kids have started a campaign to cure childhood hunger in Lawrence. The children of Lawrence Community Shelter will be joining the Noon -2pm portion of Sir McLemore Ben’s Slam. Jamari Traylor and most of the current Jayhawk roster will be joining as well.
The mission of the Lawrence Community Shelter is to provide safe shelter and comprehensive services and programs that provide a path to a positive future for people experiencing homelessness and are at risk for homelessness
The Lawrence Community Shelter is the only emergency homeless shelter serving Lawrence and Douglas County in Kansas. From the first day a guest comes to the Lawrence Community Shelter (LCS), they begin participating in many activities to address the core issues causing their homelessness or risk of becoming homeless. Each guest is engaged by caring, informed people concerned with meeting their specific needs and offering a partnership to develop a plan to find solutions.
These solutions may include employment, counseling, locating a home, or entering a recovery program for substance abuse and/or mental illness treatment. Night shelter guests are provided a secure environment and a sense of community, and referral to crisis assistance or day shelter programs.
Recognition Program honors excellence in Home Care and Hospice Nursing
Debbie Ahlert-Caffey was selected along with 49 other nurses across the US in the 2014 Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year Recognition Program. These 50 nurses were selected by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice Board of Directors and, the Home Healthcare Nurses Association Advisory Board.
Ten finalists were selected from this group; Debbie is one of the finalists. The nurses were chosen based on their nomination essay, as well as their adherence to strict criteria for quality and care established by the committee. This selection takes into consideration certifications, credentials, honors and other awards.
Debbie has worked at Visiting Nurses for 23 years. In her time at the organization she has provided several layers of care from pediatric and acute care, to hospice care. Debbie has served and cared for hundreds of patients in Lawrence and the surrounding communities. Debbie is currently the Hospice Manager at Visiting Nurses, but spends much of her time in the field making sure Visiting Nurses’ patients are receiving the necessary comfort and care.
It will be up to NAHC members and the general public to cast the final vote. The winner will be announced at the NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition this fall where all 50 nominees are invited. This year’s Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held on October 19 – 22, 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Those who would like to learn about the finalists and vote can find finalist information at the following link.
Contact: Michael Brock
If you would like more information including pictures and video of Debbie please contact Michael Brock at 785-843-3738 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org