There are hundreds of stories to tell, but none with more impact than that of the four children of Pastor Ed and Joanne Wheatley of Wyoming.
For Joanne and Ed Wheatley
, the CSF
program has been both a "blessing" and a way to see all kids encouraged and motivated.
..."It's a real blessing," said Ed Wheatley who is a pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Stacy.He
sees the scholarship program as a helping hand for deserving kids from families that can use the help.
But more than helping families, he
says the scholarship program motivates youth to excel and become good citizens as youth and in their adult lives.
"It helps launch children to new adventures," he
says."It's an encouragement.
And the latter is the beauty of the program, Ed Wheatley
says.As a scholarship program run by volunteers who rely on various forms of community donations, it is a true community program, he
"It (the CSF) pulls the community together and that is what I like about it," Wheatley