Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin holds Denim and Diamonds event

Lufkin, Texas (KETK) - Since 1984 the Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin has been helping expecting mothers as well as mothers of newborns.

They do this with mentoring and encouragement, as well as free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds and even diapers.

"Our purpose is to help women see that life is a beautiful thing," said Paula Havard, Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin Executive Director. "Our motto this year is 'every life has a story worth being written' and we want to help people write those stories."

Events like Denim and Diamonds not only raises money but it also gives them a chance to share some of their success stories.

Like the story of a local woman who sought help when she was considering an abortion.

"That child is now 15 years old, she's a cheerleader, she's doing a great job," said Havard. "The mom went on to get her degree as a nurse and she's just doing fabulous. She represents but a few of the stories that we have that are huge success stories."

The woman mentioned was the keynote speaker for the night and shared her story with the audience.

Stories like that help them continue their work and events like this give them the community support they couldn't survive without.

"With our community support we're able to do things that a lot of organizations would not be able to do," said Brandon Bozeman, Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin Board President. "It's just a great community, in Lufkin and Angelina County, to serve in. Without the community it would be hard to succeed."

The pregnancy help center says every life has a story and some of those stories have turned former clients into volunteers who are now working toward the same group they say helped them.

"They were there for me during highs and lows," said Megan Linton, former client, now volunteer. "It's easier to be there for someone knowing that I've been there in that situation."

And what better way to give back than to help those who helped you?

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