Junior Women’s League Presents $7,500 Donation To Me Fine Foundation

Junior Women’s League Board Members with Me Fine Representatives: Front Row: Megan Lee, Meredith Fordham, Dana Peterson, Jessica Davis, Sarah Edwards. Back Row: Austin Yansom, Nanda Jones, Richard Averitte (Immediate Past Chair of Me Fine), Pam Batchelor, Cat Webster, Joey Powell (Executive Director of Me Fine).

The Junior Women’s League (JWL) of Smithfield presented a check on Jan. 25th to the Me Fine Foundation for $7,500.  Funds were raised at JWL’s 2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck event held in downtown Smithfield on October 28, 2017.

The Me Fine Foundation, based in Johnston County, is a not for profit organization that helps provide hope and help to critically ill children and their families at Duke, UNC, and Wake Med Hospitals.  Not only do they help with supplemental financial assistance such as housing cost, utility bills, travel expenses, etc., but also assist with other necessary resources for families sacrificing their livelihoods in order to provide their children with state-of-the-art or even last chance treatments offered at these renowned facilities.

“JWL is very excited to be able to give Me Fine $7,500 from our Touch-A-Truck event, especially, since they operate on donations and fundraising only.  They do so much for the critically and terminally ill children and their families.  I can’t imagine what they go through on a day to day basis, so it thrills me to know that our donation can help bring them relief or even a smile,” said Dana Peterson, Touch-A-Truck Chair and Vice President of Finance of Junior Women’s League of Smithfield.

The Junior Women’s League of Smithfield is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JWL’s impact has been significant. To date, the JWL has presented $32,500 in community donations and completed over 2,000 hours of community service. Members continue to volunteer and raise money benefiting seven community partnership organizations.