By Nila McGinnis
A new baby completely changes the lives of everyone around them. Demanding responsibilities and an increased financial burden often take unsuspecting parents by surprise, and pregnancy can be equally as taxing. Doctors visits, new medications, and medical tests all require time and resources that many parents-to-be just can’t afford to give.
Members of Oasis, a new organization in Lincoln County aiming to provide pregnancy support and resources for families struggling through an unexpected or difficult pregnancy, are working hard to see that their organization is able to take off with success.
While the group does not yet have their own building or office space, the dedicated members of Oasis are already hard at work securing community support, raising funds, and getting their name out there in the community. They hope to raise enough funds and find a building to put their operation on the ground by the end of the year.
To accomplish this goal, the Oasis Resource Center, as it will be formally named, is hosting a community pro-life meeting at 6p.m. on April 3 at Troy’s LCCOA location on Boone Street.
Tamera Staggs, a member of the governing body for Oasis, says that she hopes everyone will come out to support this initiative. “I want everyone to now how dedicated we are to helping those families in need of help during their pregnancy. We will not turn anyone away, and we really want to save as many precious lives as we can,” she commented.
While the group consideres themselves bipartisan and non-denominational, their main objective for now is bringing the entire community together to secure partners for their new beginning. If you are interested in getting involved or donating to the group’s cause, be sure to attend their comunity meeting on April 3 or contact members of the group via email 4 at firstname.lastname@example.org.