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Find out what others are saying about UCG

 


 
Name:
Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida
Date:
23 Sep 2006

Comments

Frank, your work is important. I appreciate all that you do. You are inspiring others to act on their heart


Name:
Matt Hammitt
From:
Sanctus Real, singer
Date:
26 Sep 2006

Comments

We (Sanctus Real) were sincerely impressed with the success of and organization of the United Christian Giving See You At The Pole Rally in Fort Myers. Even more, we were impressed by the heart and the attitude of the people involved. Their desire and ability to reach youth for Christ was an inspiration to me.


Name:
Richard and Barbara Kaufmann
Referred:
Genesis III Counseling Center
Date:
04 Apr 2005

Comments

Thank you for your mission


Name:
Darlene Betzer
From:
Fort Myers, FL
Date:
02 Mar 2005

Comments

It is amazing what one man's vision can do to stir a community to work together in bringing hope and help to so many. United Christians who grow in the 'grace of giving' can accomplish anything! Obviously, God's favor and blessing rests upon Frank in the mission he is committed to. This site is evidence of the lavishness of God's love towards all mankind. He uses anyone who will give -- and that giving is a challenge to all the rest. Thank you, Frank, for the inspiration you bring to Southwest Florida. We have only just begun.


Name:
Jeanie Turner
Title:
Director
From:
One Way Out Ministries
Date:
17 Nov 2004

Comments

Thank you, for your heart, towards cutting edge ministries. You are a prime example of Gods love towards the lost sheep. With your help we can reach out even further, toward a lost and dieing world. Our heart is to do the will of the one who sent us, you have helped enable us to do that. My God bless all who contribute and work with United Christian Giving! You will know how many lives you have touched, one day in heaven.


Name:
Frank & Betty Bireley
Title:
The Bireley Foundation
From:
Fort Myers, FL
Date:
16 Feb 2004

Comments

Frank you have established a great organization which will touch the lives of many here in Southwest Florida and the World. I commend you for your determination to make this organization so successful. You have our commitment.


Name:
Jeb Bush
Title:
Governor, State of Florida
Date:
29 Sep 2003

Comments

I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the United Christian Giving 2nd Annual Luncheon and I was proud to be the featured speaker at such a wonderful event. Florida is a better place because of the impact that United Christian Giving is making through unified giving to assist such a large number of faith based organizations. Keep up the good work and may God continue to bless United Christian Giving.


Name:
Man in the Mirror
Title:
Assistant to the President
From:
Bill Clemmer
Email:
billclemmer@maninthemirror.org
Referred:
Governor Bush Luncheon
Date:
10 Jul 2003

Comments

It was a pleasure and inspiration to be part of the Annual United Christian Giving Luncheon with Governor Jeb Bush on June 16 this year. Each aspect of the luncheon - community participation, table interaction, and the Governor's remarks, the testimonies by video and personal representation - was well done, inspirational and moving. I believe that God was honored as Christians showed that they cared and the uncommitted saw that Christians do reach out for those in need. God was also honored by the clear biblical standards required for recipient organizations and by the fact that those organizations serve freely. Man in the Mirror is about men ... reaching men for Jesus Christ and equipping them to impact their families, churches and communities. Governor Bush's message was about families - whole families - effective families. Our message is the same. As Jesus impacts men, men impact those around them, starting with their wives and families. As the Governor noted, whole families do not need DCF and other governmental programs. We would only add that whole families led by godly men reduce the need further. God bless you, and your family, for the time, energy and leadership for United Christian Giving. Thank you for allowing us to have a part.


Name:
Dr. Richard Powell
Title:
Senior Pastor, McGregor Baptist Church
From:
Fort Myers, Florida
Date:
24 Jun 2003

Comments

I am so grateful the folks at UCG. As a local church pastor, to have this wonderful resource serving alongside the local church to truly a blessing. I encourage others to take advantage of this ministry and experience the love for Christ they have. Blessings to the whole UCG team!!


Name:
Rod Shoap
Title:
Lee County Sheriff
From:
Lee County Florida

Comments

United Christian Giving is a great way for everyone in our community to partnership for a common purpose. That common purpose is to spread the good news about Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Join me, join everyone in United Christian Giving as we give back some of God's blessing to help others learn of Him.


Name:
Paul Pass
Title:
Mayor of Bonita Springs, Florida

Comments

As we all strive to give back to our communities and work towards the betterment of our fellow man, it is great to see UCG step to the front. Societies needs are many. Thanks to UCG, there aren't as many.


Name:
George Schaefer
Title:
Rev.
From:
Fort Myers Rescue Mission Inc.
Email:
georgegeneschaefer@msn.com

Comments

What wonderful work and site


Name:
Hugh Barbour
From:
Barbour Publishing Inc

Comments

To good stewards everywhere: if you want your gift to squeeze every penny out of every dollar, then United Christian Giving is the way to go. Every penny of your contribution to UCG goes to local Christian ministries. So be a good steward, include UCG in your gifting program.


Name:
Sherri Campbell
Title:
Sr. Pastor's wife
From:
Calvary Temple Fort Wayne, IN www.caltem.org
Email:
scampbell228@home.com

Comments

Frank - I am superbly impressed - excellent site and what a great cause. You are working hard I see. God Bless you, Bill & Sherri Campbell


Name:
Coach Mike Martin
Title:
Head Coach, Florida State University Baseball
From:
Florida State University Baseball

Comments

Congratulations on the success of your program, United Christian Giving, Inc., in providing support to so many worthy Christian organizations. Your ministry is certainly an example of how God can use one willing individual to accomplish great things for Him. Many lives are being touched through the $10,000 endowment funds established by United Christian Giving, Inc., offering help, hope, encouragement and spiritual guidance. I commend you for your hard work and dedication and offer my best wishes for continued success and the nationwide expansion of UCG.


Name:
Paul Flynn
Title:
Executive Director
From:
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Date:
08 Aug 2000

Comments

United Christian Giving has a remarkable record of assisting non-profits in establishing endowment funds. All of the organizations with new UCG endowments would not have had the capacity to open such a fund, yet every non-profit should have an endowment to insure its future. We are delighted to work with UCG and Frank Helmerich in accomplishing this notable goal.


Name:
Jim McDonough
Title:
Director
From:
Florida Office of Drug Control
Date:
11 Aug 2000

Comments

United Christian Giving is to be commended for its generosity in supporting critical social services that offer greater potential in the lives of so many. In these times of limited charitable contributions in the face of great social needs, it takes the type of leadership and concern for our fellow citizens that UCG has evidenced to make the difference between desperation and hope.

One of the areas in which UCG has led is in providing support to substance abuse prevention and treatment to faith-based agencies (such as Teen Challenge, Cornerstone Ministries, and others). Drug abuse is a common denominator of many of the social problems of our day -- child and spouse abuse, family dysfunction, neighborhood disintegration, crime, and health deterioration. Although government can help, it cannot hope to meet the multitude of issues that must be addressed all by itself. That is why the spirit of giving and support that UCG brings to the equation is so crucial.

We can solve our many problems, as long as we are resolved and determined to take them on one step at a time. To that end, I extend my personal thanks to UCG for their willingness to help.


Name:
Jeb Bush
Title:
Governor
From:
The State of Florida
Date:
29 Aug 2000

Comments

Congratulations on the success of United Christian Giving Inc. UCG has set a wonderful example through their servant spirit. Best wishes for a positive response from every community for participation in offering a helping hand.


Name:
James "Lou" Gorman
Title:
Boston Red Sox
From:
Boston, MA
Referred:
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Date:
01 Sep 2000

Comments

Dear Frank, I had the pleasure of meeting you at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation luncheon this past spring at the Cypress Lake Country Club in Fort Myers Florida. The work that United Christian Giving has been doing to raise monies for local worthy Christian charities is extremely impressive. UCG has accomplished a great deal through your personal efforts and your dedication to their great cause. Please accept my congratulations for the wonderful work UCG has accomplished to date and my personal admiration for your devotion and commitment to help those in need. Someone once said "our greatness is measured by our kindness" and what UCG is doing speaks for itself. God bless UCG for their charity.


Name:
Rep. Jeff Kottkamp
Title:
State Representative
From:
Florida House of Representatives
Date:
23 Dec 2000

Comments

It has been very inspirational to watch the concept of United Christian Giving blossom into reality. UCG is a testament to faith, determination and love. United Christian Giving is tangible evidence of the Holy Spirit at work. Rarely has so much been done for so many with little or no acclaim. God bless UCG for their tireless efforts to provide opportunity, hope and spiritual renewal to our neighbors in need.


Name:
Frank T. Brogan
Title:
Lt. Governor
From:
The State of Florida
Date:
23 Jan 2001

Comments

I congratulate UCG on its continued service to so many Floridians. UCG represents the kind of faith-based action that is helping change lives and renew hope. My best wishes for a bright future.


Name:
Charlie Crist
Title:
Commissioner of Education
From:
State of Florida
Date:
13 Mar 2001

Comments

Congratulations to United Christian Giving on their success in providing scholarship endowments that help people make positive, lasting changes in their lives. The work of the UCG is an inspiration to all of us involved in education in Florida.


Name:
Dan Betzer
Title:
Pastor
From:
First Assembly of God Church, Fort Myers, Florida
Referred:
Pastor Jonathan Gray / Cornerstone Ministries / Greg Hammond and Teen Challenge
Date:
10 Apr 2001

Comments

It is so supportive for pastors to know there are people such as you who are committed to Christ's kingdom. Thank you for all you do and for your compassion for people in so many areas of life.


Name:
Phil Lakin
Title:
President
From:
Tulsa Community Foundation
Date:
05 Jun 2001

Comments

Tulsa Community Foundation is pleased to be on the "frontier" of UCG's good work. We look forward to feeling its impact in our community, especially for those whose needs are being met by our faith-based, social service agencies. Good things will surely come!


Name:
Larry Haynes
Title:
Executive Director
From:
Shenango Valley Community Foundation
Date:
06 Jun 2001

Comments

We at the Shenango Valley Foundation are very excited about the prospect of working with United Christian Giving. Your mission and values are consistent with our philanthropic outreach into our community. Our Foundation was started as the result of a local tragedy that had a deep impact within our community. The Bible teaches, "All things work together for the good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose". In the last 20 years the Foundation has created a permanent endowment that has given over 5 million dollars back to our community. Our partnership with United Christian Giving will bring a Christ-centered approach to helping people discover the great relationship of all - a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


Name:
Major R. C. Fleeman
Title:
Commanding Officer
From:
The Salvation Army
Date:
08 Jun 2001

Comments

United Christian Giving, Inc. (UCG) of Fort Myers has done a tremendous service in Lee County, Florida by providing scholarships for former clients of The Salvation Army.

UCG provided a scholarship for a former resident of our Crossroads program. The gentleman is a recovering addict, struggling to be self-sufficient and maintain a drug free life style. The scholarship assistance he received from UCG has enabled him to enroll in college and pursue a new career in Computer Science.

Any resident who completes one of our rehabilitation programs, and demonstrates a continued commitment his or her recovery, is eligible for scholarship assistance from UCG.

I commend this fine organization for providing funds for people who may not be able to access other financial sources.


Name:
Chris Beach
Title:
Executive Director
From:
Tulsa Cornerstone Assistance Network
Date:
31 Jul 2001

Comments

We welcome this new United Christian Giving partnership and presence in Tulsa as an encouraging wind in the sails of the churches and ministries who stand unwavering in their mission to share the life healing love of Jesus Christ to the lost and hurting of our community.


Name:
Bridget Burritt
Title:
Director of Development and Communications
From:
Good Samaritan Health Services, In His Image
Email:
Referred:
Date:
01 Aug 2001

Comments

It is so refreshing to know that there is group of committed people who are looking for projects to fund that promote the gospel. UCG is making a way for ministries to carry out the Great Commission. I am excited to learn that United Christian Giving, Inc. is opening an office in Tulsa. It is an honor to be partnering with them.


Name:
Sheila Mitchell
Title:
Director
From:
DaySpring Villa (Baptist Women's Shelter)
Email:
Referred:
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary newsletter
Date:
08 Aug 2001

Comments

DaySpring Villa welcomes UCG to Tulsa! It is exciting to have others join with us as we strive to share Jesus with the hurting people in our community. We look forward to a long and meaningful relationship. Thanks, UCG, for your willingness to help!


Name:
Donald D. Stilwell
Title:
County Manager
From:
Lee County, Florida
Email:
Referred:
Date:
16 Jun 2000

Comments

As the County Manager in Lee County Florida, I have had the opportunity to observe the United Christian Giving organization in action. I am impressed, especially with their concern and commitment to all faiths and people.

Sincerely,

Donald D. Stilwell


Name:
Andrew W. Coy
Title:
Commissioner - District 4
From:
Lee County, Florida
Email:
Referred:
Date:
19 Jun 2000

Comments

As we in government try to lower taxes and lessen the intrusion of government...a void is created. Thank heavens for groups like UNITED CHRISTIAN GIVING. UCG helps to fill the gaps and meet the needs of a citizenry that is hurting. UCG finds a need and meets it and is such a blessing to our community.


Name:
BARBARA THORNTON
Title:
LOCAL DIRECTOR, CHILD EVANGELISM  FELLOWSHIP
From:
CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP INC. OF PA, SHENANGO VALLEY CHAPTER
Email:
CEFSHENANGO@MSN.COM
Referred:
E-MAIL FROM FRANK
Date:
19 Oct 2001

Comments

UCG.REP FRANK E-MAILED ABOUT OUR FINANCIAL NEED. I ASK HOW HE KNEW ABOUT IT. HE RESPONDED, "NO EARTHLY IDEA". GOD SPOKE FRANK LISTENED AND SUGGESTED UCG. HELP BY SPONSORING A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER TO OUR APPX. 800 PARTNERS. CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP* OF SHENANGO VALLEY IS WORKING TO EVANGELIZE, DISCIPLE, AND ESTABLISH FROM NEIGHBORHOODS TO BIBLE BELIEVING CHURCHES THE NEARLY 38,000 CHILDREN OF THIS AREA. THERE ARE MANY MORE WAYS OF REACHING THEM THAN FINANCING TO DO SO. THE DOOR IS OPEN FOR US NOW TO HOLD DURING SCHOOL AS WELL AS AFTER SCHOOL GOOD NEWS CLUBS*, PARTY CLUBS, RALLIES, 5-DAY CLUBS*, AND TRAININGS FOR ALL. JOIN US. ( * REGISTERED TRADEMARK )


Name:
Clay Pickering
Title:
Orthodontist
From:
Southwestern Seminary alumni
Email:
claypickering@aol.com
Referred:
Date:
13 Oct 2001

Comments

Dear Frank and UCG: It is my privilege to contribute to the work of UCG. As a graduate of Southwestern Seminary and a practicing orthodontist, I am continually looking for ways to be a good steward of what God has entrusted to me. I appreciate the desire at UCG to support those agencies/ministries involved in the building of the kingdom of God. May the Lord continue to bless UCG.


Name:
Ray Judah
Title:
Commissioner
From:
Lee County, Florida
Email:
dist3@leegov.com
Referred:
Date:
22 Jun 2000

Comments

I found your website to be very user friendly and full of wonderful information. I am sure that this site with help further your mission at UCG. All the best. Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah


Name:
Connie and David McCormick
Title:
From:
The Uncommon Friends Foundation
Email:
Referred:
Date:
22 Jul 2000

Comments

The Uncommon Friends Foundation deeply appreciates UCG financial contributions for Uncommon Friends scholarships. Awards given to clients of the Salvation Army, Lifeline Family Center, Cornerstone Mission, Quality Life Center and other similar agencies have helped rescue people, put them on to paths of personal fulfillment and put them into the mainstream of our community. Education enabled them to become productive participants in the economy.


Name:
Darlene Grossman
Title:
President
From:
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools
Email:
Referred:
Date:
11 Aug 2000

Comments

I would like to thank UCG for financially participating in the Take Stock in Children scholarships which were granted to ninth grade children at Cornerstone Ministries, an inner city outreach in Dunbar. These at risk children will now be able to attend 4 years of college when they graduate high school and each child is mentored from ninth grade through twelfth grade to ensure success.


Name:
William Merwin
Title:
President
From:
Florida Gulf Coast University
Email:
Referred:
Date:
19 Aug 2000

Comments

Many thanks for establishing an endowed scholarship at Florida Gulf Coast University. FGCU students, in perpetuity, will benefit from the tremendous effort you and your colleagues have undertaken. I understand that United Christian Giving has established 17 named endowments in Southwest Florida, which is a tremendous achievement for our community. United Christian Giving is to be commended for their generosity to our University and the other organizations you are assisting through this important work. We appreciate your commitment to FGCU and look forward to working with you in the very near future.


Name:
T. Wainwright Miller
Title:
President
From:
The John E. and Aliese Price Foundation Inc.
Email:
Referred:
Date:
25 Aug 2000

Comments

The purpose of this letter is to offer comments on a relatively new Christian organization in our community, United Christian Giving, Inc. This fledgling group is emerging as a powerful force for good in Southwest Florida. Originally organized as the Gideon Group, a stated purpose is "establishes $10,000. endowment funds, matching grants, scholarship endowments and provides community exposure for local Christ-centered evangelistic organizations". In practice, United Christian Giving plans and promotes educational luncheons for largely invisible groups who are doing good works in our midst. United Christian Giving solicits participation of leaders of the business and professional community and they are successful in this effort. To those who may be in a position to help address the many needs of this area, I can recommend your cooperation with Frank Helmerich and United Christian Giving with no reservation whatsoever.


Name:
John W. Sheppard
Title:
Attorney (Retired)
From:
Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch & Kinsey, Fort Myers, FL.
Email:
Referred:
Date:
28 Aug 2000

Comments

United Christian Giving, through the direction of Frank Helmerich is a wonderful concept of helping Christian organizations fulfill their current mission and assure their future by establishing endowments for them. Through their informational luncheons I learned about Teen Challenge, Mount Herman School, and Gabriel House. I was so taken with each of these organizations and the Christian work and witness they are providing I have made them part of my personal commitment. Thank you, United Christian Giving for what you are doing to bring these wonderful organizations to a public awareness and for all that you do for the Glory of God and His Kingdom, and for helping us in our effort to help others.


Name:
Theresa Wiggins
Title:
Director of Development
From:
Southwest Florida Christian Academy
Email:
Referred:
Date:
29 Aug 2000

Comments

What a blessing it is to work with Frank Helmerich and UCG. He is doing so much for this community and for Southwest Florida Christian Academy. He not only serves the Lord with passion to change lives for eternity, but with the humility of Jesus Christ. Thank you for following the Lord's direction.

God bless you brother!


Name:
Greg Hammond
Title:
Director
From:
Teen Challenge
Email:
Referred:
Date:
16 Oct 2000

Comments

I continue to be amazed at United Christian Giving's tireless commitment to the many worthy nonprofit organizations of Lee county. As Director of Teen Challenge in Ft. Myers, we have been most grateful for your benevolence expressed in areas of funding and community awareness. Being solely responsible to raise the necessary operational funds, United Christian Giving's generosity has greatly encouraged us. Upon reading through your Web page I am sure there are many more who feel as I do.

Thank you United Christian Giving for your kindness toward us.


Name:
Paul Flynn
Title:
Executive Director
From:
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Email:
Referred:
Date:
30 Sep 2001

Comments

United Christian Giving has a remarkable record of assisting non-profits in establishing endowment funds. All of the organizations with new UCG endowments would not have had the capacity to open such a fund, yet every non-profit should have an endowment to insure its future. We are delighted to work with UCG and Frank Helmerich in accomplishing this notable goal.


Name:
Jerry Nance
Title:
President
From:
Teen Challenge of Florida, Inc.
Email:
jerry@netwide.net
Referred:
Date:
30 Sep 2001

Comments

Just a note to express my sincere thanks for the effort you all have made to help great Christian organizations. The UCG is not only a great concept but a real answer to prayer. We whole-heartedly support your efforts and want to work with you in any way possible. Teen Challenge has already benefited from UCG. Thanks.


United Christian Giving, Inc.
5845 Riverside Lane, Fort Myers, Florida 33919
Telephone: (239) 418-0077
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