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Hendersonville, NC, women fight human trafficking

Sewing project in India offers dignity, source of income From left, Annie Fritschner, Lisa Clark and Robin Reed show some of the hearth scarves created by women in a life-changing sewing project in Durgapur, India. By Beth Beasley De Bona Halifax Media Group Correspondent Published: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:01 p.m. Shopping for fabric […]

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Mysterious Ways

I received this email from a friend today: “My friend from the lake asked me to come shoot some family photos before she looses her hair so I went there this morning.  Made for a somber day.  But, here’s the miracle. She handed me a check as I was leaving and insisted I take it.  I have […]

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Progress

Through your generosity, the 10 spaces for women in the safe house in the Church of North India, Diocese of Durgapur are paid for for ONE YEAR! that means that 10 women can stay for up to one year and receive food, shelter, encouragement, medical treatment and time to heal before returning home or creating […]

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2014 Athena Awards Speech May 22, 2014

If I were to ask you to name some philanthropists, who would you think of? Raise your hands for Bill and Melinda Gates? Warren Buffet maybe? Oprah??? She gave $40 million in 2010. Did you know that Taylor Swift was actually the most generous celebrity donor in 2013? Would you call out your name? Probably […]

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What the Athena Award means to Me April 2014

The Athena Leadership Model: The authentic self Relationships Giving back Collaboration Courageous acts Learning Fierce advocacy Celebration and joy Often I describe myself as a coward or a chicken. I have a big heart and have always led with it, but my head – the voices in my head – tell me I am afraid. […]

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ATHENA Award goes to Fritschner

MIKE DIRKS/TIMES-NEWS By Mark Schulman Times-News Staff Writer Published: Friday, May 24, 2013 at 4:30 a.m. FLAT ROCK — “This is extremely, extremely personal and meaningful to me,” a stunned Rev. Annie Fritschner told the crowd after receiving the ATHENA award Thursday at the annual Business and Professional Women’s Luncheon at Kenmure Country Club. The […]

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Where Are You in the World?

If you could shrink the entire population of the earth down to 100 people it would be broken out this way: There would be: 57 Asians 21 Europeans 14 from the entire northern & southern hemisphere 8 Africans 52 would be female 48 would be male 70 would be non-white 70 would be non-Christian 89 […]

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