Register Now for 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
March 27, 2021
The Light House Home is excited to have our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the needs of The Light House Home in it’s efforts to assist, uplift, and empower women who are starting their lives over after substance abuse and addiction. Belmont Lakes Golf Club is our host sponsor once again, providing a premier golf course for our golfers, which will also include lunch, raffles and friendly competition.
Our community is strengthened by the work Director Vanessa Rorie has dedicated her life to, and the annual fundraiser helps provide a landing pad for women who help support each other through life’s challenges. The overwhelming turnout to the first golf tournament in 2020 was the proof that was needed to cement this event as key fundraiser for The Light House Home.
The support from the local Chamber of Commerce has helped put this event in front of our business community, and is again helping to offer resources for registration for this fun filled event.
To register for this year’s Annual Golf Tournament to benefit The Light House Home or to be a sponsor, please click the image or the link below that says REGISTER NOW to be directed to the chamber website.
Let’s make 2021 a year to remember for all the GOOD reasons!
By Philip Sayblack
Monday, February 27, 2017
A local women’s shelter is celebrating after recently regaining its nonprofit status.
The Lighthouse Home Inc., at 1016 Eastern Avenue, recently received notification from the Internal Revenue Service that it has regained its status as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Director Vanessa Rorie has been operating the house for the past 17 years. She said the house serves as a safe haven for women who are homeless and recovering from drug addiction or other circumstances.
Rorie said the Lighthouse Home lost its non-profit status approximately four years ago because it was not bringing in any funding. She said she started saving last summer to be able to pay the $850 fee that is included with the application for organizations wishing to be considered nonprofits, adding it took a lot of determination.
“It was extremely stressful saving the money and waiting to find out if we had regained our nonprofit status — but I’m a hustler,” Rorie said. “I worked hard and made it happen.”
She said she was overwhelmed when the IRS’ letter came declaring the house a nonprofit organization again.
“I was so happy that I was on the floor crying,” Rorie said. “The women living in the house had to pick me up off the floor. We’re all so excited. The whole community had been waiting for this.”
Rorie stressed that now that Lighthouse Home has regained its nonprofit status, she has started reaching out to businesses throughout the area. She added donations to the shelter will go primarily toward covering the cost of daily operations.
“We have to be able to feed the women, keep them warm, buy medications, etc.” Rorie said.
Though she didn’t have a fundraising goal set now that the shelter has regained its nonprofit status, Rorie said she hopes the shelter could raise at least $100,000 this year.
Six women currently live at Lighthouse Home Inc. A seventh is expected to move in soon, Rorie said.