Royal Neighbors awards $7,000 to Nation of Neighbors recipients to help empower women in southwest Iowa


December 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Members of  Royal Neighbors of America Chapter 1373, in Atlantic,  will present two local women a check for $3,500 each through Royal Neighbors’ Nation of Neighbors Program. Treva Turpin, of Brayton, will use the funds to complete a two-story building to use as a “mess hall” for her Bible retreats and camps. Jacque Wickey, Atlantic, is dedicated to assisting the area’s Family Crisis Support Network Victim’s Services (FCSNVS). The funds she receives from Royal Neighbors will help purchase gift cards and pay for first month’s deposits on rent, phone, electricity, etc., for families in need. The two, $3,500 checks will be presented to the women at 2-p.m. Wed., Dec. 5th, at the Sweet Joy Shoppe in Atlantic (315 Chestnut St.)

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.