We held a Charity Dinner May 2 at the Treesdale Golf and Country Club in Gibsonia. It was a truly delightful evening. I'm not a fan, generally, of these dinners, but that has more to do with my own makeup than the dinners themselves. Harry Griffith did a great job putting everyone at ease. I spoke briefly about what we were doing: going from 3 out of 4 pregnancies resulting in birth in 2010, to 4 out of 5 children being born in 2015, to 5 out of 6 children being born in . . . perhaps 2017!
I told the people present that we were looking for $15,000. I was surprised. Including some money given before and after the event, we raised something like $23,000! Astonishing! Thank you, VFL supporters!
We are already putting that money to use to improve the search results for Women's Choice Network on Google. March was a banner month for WCN -- the most new clients in one month in their history. We are also doing Google advertising with Choices Pregnancy Services. While pay-per-click advertising works, it may be taking a back seat to Googles' "Local Search" or "Google Places" advertising -- and we're on top of that, too, for both organizations. It should be a good year for saving moms and babies from abortion.
Chris Humphrey has been involved in pro-life activity of one kind or another since the late 1970s, when he first looked at the subject of abortion in seminary in Canada. He has an undergraduate degree in English (University of Toronto), and M.A. and Ph.D. in religious studies (McGill). He has had a varied career as a pastor, chaplain in a psychiatric hospital, editor of academic and instructional publications, semi-professional photographer, and home renovator. He is a husband of over 40 years to Edith (a Professor of New Testament), father to three girls, and grandfather to twelve grandchildren. He lives and works in the Stanton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh.