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Local group raises funds, hope during Christmas

The BAM Project – a Nation wide organization for Christian Business women has a Chapter (Tapestry) in Nevada County. The local group will celebrate its one year “Bam-iversary” on Jan. 10 at Christophers Catering in downtown Grass Valley. The Nevada County group (BAMMERS) have made some incredible records and are ready to surpass them in 2012.

In December, a month of everyone being too busy to do more, the local ladies had the highest attendance with 37 pre-registered for the event. These ladies also had a record giving night – back to the nonprofit Safe Families, raising $241. The guest speaker was Melisa Mistler-Yates. She and the other beauty queens sponsored by M3 Mall, crowned each lady that night. The topic, knowing that all of the ladies are “daughters of the most-high-King” therefore all are princesses. Thank you to beauty queens: Korrina Boots, Mrs. Gold Country Ambassador, Camille Calhoon, Mrs. Greater Sacramento, Ariana Calhoon, Junior Miss Northern California and Mistler-Yates, Mrs. Northern California.

Two days after that, the “BAMMERS” who serve each other in cross-marketing, collaborating and providing referrals for each others businesses and services, were out in the community again. In December, in addition to giving to Safe Families, they hit another record giving amount, ringing those “silver bells” for Salvation Army. A challenge went out to the Facebook community – to stop by SPD during their volunteer shift. Although the snow started, the ladies stayed and raised $2,258.

A few days later – a call was received that two families in a transitional home were just admitted and hadn’t been on a “gift-list.” Within 48 hours, the BAMMERS provided gifts for every member of these two families and generously gave – more than $1,000 worth of items were provided. This puts the year-to-date giving for The BAM Project ~ A Nevada County Tapestry at more than $6,000.

After hearing of the giving that took place in Nevada County, the two Founders of the Nation Wide BAM Project responded.

“Oh my gosh. You ladies are the definition of BAM. Your testimony has brought me to tears tonight. thank you for your Christ-likeness. You encourage my heart,” stated Barb Atkinson Wilber.

For more information go to http://www.nevadacountybamtapestry.com/givingback. If you are a nonprofit and would like to work with BAM or are a business women that would like to be part of this organization email: Melisa@m3mall.biz.

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