Royal Neighbors awards $3,500 to Nation of Neighbors recipient to help battered women residing at Martha's House PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lynnette Meincke   
Thursday, 06 December 2012 15:52

to help battered women residing at Martha’s House

(Rock Island, IL)— Members of  Royal Neighbors of America Chapter 20126, Galesburg, IL, will present Connie Jacobs of Galesburg a check for $3,500 through its Nation of NeighborsSM Program. Connie will use the funds to complete renovations on Martha’s House, a home for women in crisis.

Through their 40 years of marriage, Connie and her husband, Dale,  have had a dream to provide an environment where women can learn to believe in themselves, find confidence, and become productive, loving members of the community. The couple has devoted their lives to helping the poor and those without hope through various ministry programs.

What:  $3,500 check presentation

Where: Martha’s House, 1155 E. Knox St., Galesburg

When: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m.

Local contact: Dorothy Lam (309) 351-9695

Media is invited to attend

Focusing on its history of standing strong for women, Royal Neighbors has given more than $1 million to assist 900-plus families and individuals in reaching their goals and rebuilding their lives through its Nation of Neighbors Program. The program, which was launched in 2007, demonstrates the neighbor-helping-neighbor philosophy on which Royal Neighbors was founded in 1895.

Through the 2012 program, determined women of strength and courage are empowered with financial assistance to achieve their full potential, realize a sense of renewed personal growth, and give back to their communities. Each year, Royal Neighbors members and sales agents across the country are asked to nominate individuals they know who want to change their lives for the better. A panel reviews each nomination and determines the recipients and the monetary amounts awarded.

Royal Neighbors of America, one of the nation’s largest women-led life insurance companies, exists for the benefit of its members. It offers insurance products to fulfill financial needs of growth, savings, and protection. Members receive valuable benefits and can participate in volunteer activities through the organization’s local chapters to help make a difference in their communities. The organization’s philanthropic efforts are dedicated to changing women's lives through its national programs, including the Nation of NeighborsSM Program, and through the Royal Neighbors Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Headquartered in Rock Island, IL, with branch offices in Mesa, AZ, and Austin, TX, Royal Neighbors serves more than 200,000 members and is licensed to do business in 42 states and the District of Columbia.

For more information about Royal Neighbors of America, call (800) 627-4762, or visit


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