Holecek Hired as Fundraiser
Given the depth of the need in McPherson County, the Board of Directors of Live Free Ministries has boosted fundraising efforts for the Omega Project Women’s Center. Given the normal flow of donations, the Center wouldn’t be completed until sometime in late 2019. The Board, however, has set a goal of raising the $150,000 needed to complete the project by the end of June 2018.
The Women’s Center, when completed, will provide a homeless shelter for women with or without children with an immediate need for a place to stay and a recovery home for women wishing to stay with the Omega Project long term. Currently, there is no longer-term landing place for a woman in need of immediate help in McPherson County; a few days housing in area motels paid for by various local sources is the best that can be offered. The Women’s Center will provide a caring haven for up to 15 days as the women review the various options open to them. One option, depending on the woman’s circumstances, would be to enroll in the Omega Project long-term program, which runs from 12 t0 18 months.
To help with the fundraising effort, Live Free Ministries has hired John Holecek. Holecek was the Director of Development for the McPherson Opera House Company and then served as Executive Director for a number of years. Most recently, he served as Executive Director of the Jayhawk Theatre in Topeka, Kan.
“While talking to John on the phone about being an Omega Project prayer partner, the Lord prompted me to ask if he would help with fundraising,” David Case, Omega Project Director said.
“I’ve known David for a number of years,” Holecek remarked. “His work on turning lives around is impressive, and I’m blessed to be a part of it.”
More information about the Omega Project and Women’s Center can be found at www.omegaprojectks.com.