Blue Skies Ministries

by PJ Mullen on December 20, 2010

in December 2010 Nominees, Spread Your Warmth

Our third nominee for the December 2010 edition of Sweatshirt Blanket’s Spread Your Warmth campaign is the Blue Skies Ministries. They offer weeklong family retreats to bring the hope of Christ to families living through the challenges of pediatric cancer and other life-threatening pediatric illnesses.

Blue Skies Ministries’ hope is that children who are sick will laugh and play again; that siblings, who often compete with illness, will feel cherished and valued; and, that marriages and families will be strengthened. They were founded in March 2010 by a community of volunteers with overflowing hearts to help others.

The support Blue Skies receives from national and local businesses considerably reduces retreat costs. Some of the national retreat supporters are Chick-fil-A, McDonalds, St. Joe Properties/Windmark Beach and Southern Resorts. Local businesses in Port St. Joe, Florida who have come along side the mission include Seahorse Safaris, Piggly Wiggly, The Chair on Reid, First Methodist Church of Port St. Joe, School of Fish, Sunset Grill and many others.

During their first season, they hosted two retreats and served 21 families from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Louisiana. The inaugural retreat was held May 2010 in the community of Windmark Beach in Port St. Joe, Florida. The second retreat was held in the same community in September 2010.

Thank you to Ella Herlihy for nominating Blue Skies Ministries for the December edition of Sweatshirt Blanket’s Spread Your Warmth campaign. If you would like to learn more about this cause visit their website.

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