In the meantime, the group will continue its philanthropic mission. They recently raised enough to be classified as a 501c3 non-profit organization.
“We were already classified as a non-profit,” Wayne Maple pointed out.
The group will use the new designation to start collecting for “Santa’s Cause for Christmas,” which they hope to launch during the 2014 holiday season. Through Santa’s Cause for Christmas, New Breed will distribute toys to Decatur and Shelby County kids who otherwise might get nothing for Christmas. The group will spend the remainder of 2013 and all of 2014 raising money for the endeavor, with a goal of collecting at least $15,000.
Treasa Hempstead has also opened the “Gift of Grace” account in Brandon’s name at MainSource Bank to help cover additional expenses related to the funeral. For more information, call MainSource at 662-2700.
Contact: Rob Cox 812-663-3111 x7011