Supporters and volunteers at the Pregnancy Center of Gadsden County came together Sunday afternoon to host a grand opening of their new facility on East 8th Avenue in Havana, next to the old Cannery.
First Baptist Church of Havana pastor Eric Erskine gave a brief history of the work the group has done since they began meeting in 2011. “We’ve created a 501(c)3 and worked with volunteers. Now that we are here, we have real expenses like rent, utilities and insurance,” Erskine said in asking for donations. “Our priority and goal is to save the life of a child and share the gospel message,” he said.
Center director Sherri Hess has worked indefatigably to get the facility established and is donating her time to it. She said staffers will meet with clients for at least an hour each time. “There are beautiful baby clothes to select from, and we’re going to add a sonogram to the back office area. We need volunteers and donations,” said Hess. “This center will cross cultural and spiritual barriers. I love that about our Havana community.”
“Children have priceless worth,” said Greg Doss, pastor at Salem United Methodist Church. Gus Spanos of the First Baptist Church of Quincy also addressed the crowd.
The Pregnancy Center is located on East 8th Ave. in Havana
The Pregnancy Center of Gadsden County offers free and confidential services that include pregnancy tests, peer counseling, adoption referral, and abortion recovery assistance. Soon to be added are peer counseling for men, moms and babies classes and sonograms. Contact the Pregnancy Center at 850.322-4446 or 850.539.1221. Email them at www.1PCGC@att.net.