Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thankful for the turnout!

I shared with you all about my daughters friend Hance who was killed a couple of weeks ago here. A 56 year old woman was drunk and traveling down a highway on the wrong side and sadly Hance was thrown from the truck and died. My daughter, Jenna asked her boss about doing a fundraiser in honor of Hance and giving a donation to MADD. The day the fundraiser was scheduled was the day Oklahoma was hit by some serious tornadoes and killed many and injured even more. Unfortunately, they closed down the business when the severe weather came so that everyone could be safe at home. After the tornadoes in Joplin, it was just too close and everyone was being extremely cautious! Understandibly so.

Both Jenna and I were heartbroken! Some money had been raised but not near what either of us had hoped for. But then...GOD MOVED IN THE HEARTS OF HIS PEOPLE.....

Jenna's boss and owner of Cherry Berry offered to reschedule :) THANK YOU JESUS!! It was an AWESOME turnout and sometime this weekend Hance's Mom will be presented with a check for almost $700 to give to MADD in Hance's honor. This week, Hance's family drove to Utah to get all of his stuff, meet many of his new friends he had made this past year, and just enjoy the beauty of Gods creation the way in which Hance would have. Even though they were not able to be @ the fundraiser, the were able to thank people over Facebook and be a part that way! I truly cannot even begin to grasp how difficult this trip has been for them but What I do know is that the Henrie Family love the Lord and it is HIS STRENGTH in which they are clinging to. One day at a time.

I am so thankful for all of those who came out to support the Henrie's. Who came to take a stand against those who choose to drink and drive. For those who don't know what to do at times like this for those who are hurting or grieving but in some small way this gave so many an opportunity to "do something" tangible.

Thank you Lord for allowing this to be such a huge success and for moving in the hearts of YOUR people!

having some yummy yogurt

enjoying it outside

Friends, Family, and countless others came to Love and Support the Henrie's !!

so much Love for Hance! ♥

I know Hance would thank you make me so proud sweetheart!

What are you thankful for today?


The Real Me!

Such a sad story but I love to see people come together to support this great cause. My brother was killed at the age of 16 by a drunk driver, right before I was born. I don't even want to imagine what that did to my parents.


awww, Loren, I am so sad for this family and for Jen, but glad that they do have the strength of the Lord. So awesome about the fundraiser!
Hope your having a great week!
Love you!

Girly Muse

This was such a wonderful thing to do. I'm so happy for all of you that it all worked out in such a great way. Keeping your community in our prayers as you go through this loss together.


I'm glad there was such a wonderful outpouring of support for Hance and his family. It's great to see the way the Lord works through people like Jenna and her boss and, of course, the people who came out to make a contribution.

Cherie Hill

Sister, what a tragedy. It is so awesome to see that God brought people together to donate to such a worthy cause. Only HE can bring joy in pain.


Good for Jenna! What a success this was. Gave me a taste for yogurt. I like her boss!

Betsy from Tennessee

Oh how wonderful, Loren... You and your daughter are just wonderful people.. That was just so nice. Glad CherryBerry's was so willing to allow you to have the fund-raiser there. I'm sure that Hance was smiling down on you. Fabulous project and such a worthy cause! Thanks and God Bless.


So proud of Jenna, and so thankful the shop owner wanted to reschedule this fundraiser. Praying for this family who lost their son.

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