Starting Point Week on The Morning Thing – 10/3/16 – 10/7/16


All this week, The Morning Thing focused on a local ministry in Knox County – Starting Point.

People just like you, have been finding their starting point by discovering the information & answers they need, without judgment.
Whether you’re learning about relationships, facing an unexpected pregnancy, or dealing with a past abortion,
…it’s a journey.
On every journey there’s a starting point.
At Starting Point, they provide pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parenting classes, abortion recovery and sexual risk avoidance education. Every service they provide is provided at no cost to those we serve.

Starting Point has been serving the Knox County community since 1989; providing a starting point and walking the journey with you.

Starting Point is here for you. You’re not alone!

This week, we talked to several staff members at Starting Point.
Kassandra Baker, Starting Point Executive Director


Kim White, Ultrasound Services Director and Nurse Manager


Diana Wetzel, Client Services Director


Diane Henwood, Development Director


You can make an Impact on Lives for generations – join WNZR for Starting Point’s Walk

Starting Point’s Walk is coming this Saturday, October 8th! Join the WNZR team and support Starting Point’s outreach to women and men facing unexpected pregnancies.

Pick up a pledge form and create your own team! Ask your friends and family members to support you in the walk. Pledge forms are available at your local church or at the Starting Point office at 11 Woodlake Trail – just off Yauger Road in Mount Vernon.

Or you can call the business office, Monday through Thursday at 740-393-5074 and they will mail you a form. NEW this year – create your own online WALK page by visitng Invite your friends to sponsor you through email, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

If you can’t walk on that day, pledge your support to WNZR’s team. Call 740-392-9090 and ask for Marcy. Your pledge will help us reach a goal of $1,000 dollars for our team! Or email, tell us your name, address, phone number and the amount you want to pledge for WNZR’s Team! Our WNZR Team includes: Marcy Rinehart and Kelsey Bryte from The Morning Thing and Joe Rinehart and Jessica Wells from The Afternoon Drive!

Starting Point’s Walk is this Saturday, October 8th at 10am. Registration is at 9:30.

There are exciting NEW prizes for 2016! – Collect $250 dollars in pledges and you will receive a Starting Point T-Shirt. – Collect $500 dollars in pledges and you will receive a Glass Starting Point Water Bottle and T-Shirt. – Collect $1,000 dollars in pledges and you will receive a Starting Point Hoodie, Glass Water Bottle and T-Shirt.

Your dollars make a HUGE difference! Your support will help Starting Point continue to offer the following services, FREE…

– Pregnancy Tests and Verifications – Limited OB Ultrasounds – Accurate information on all options

– Abortion and Pregnancy loss recovery

– Healthy relationship coaching

– Parenting Classes – Community Referrals – Abortion Recovery: “Mended Hearts”, providing individual and small group support for those struggling with past decisions – Spiritual Support – Trustworthy, non-judgmental support at NO cost

Join WNZR and make an impact on lives that will last for generations. Support Starting Point’s 2016 Walk this Saturday, October 8th!

Frequently asked questions:

Do I have to collect the money? – NO, you do NOT – Turn in your sponsor sheet at the walk or mail it in, Starting Point will do the rest! – If sponsors give you money, mark them paid and turn it in at the walk.

How far do I have to walk? – The walk is a short, easy distance…not a marathon. – Everyone can participate. – Sponsors give a set amount, not a per mile pledge.

How much can I raise? – There’s no limit! – Ask everyone – 9 out of 10 say yes! – Reach the minimum amount for a FREE T-shirt!

What if I can’t be there that day? – No problem! Walk on your own. – Mail the form to Starting Point, 11 Woodlake Trail, Mount Vernon or drop it off at the office.

What if it rains? – Bring an umbrella. – Bring the form to Starting Point on the day of the walk and walk on your own later.

How do I ask someone to sponsor me and who will do it? – Ask everyone, “Will you sponsor me?” – Family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, mail, email, social network…. – Don’t forget to ask previous sponsors.

Your support will help!

Knox Starting Point helps to provide accurate information and compassionate assistance to women, babies and men. They offer comprehensive, positive alternatives to abortion.

Starting Point serves an average of 350-400 women and men each year with their confidential services. These visits provide a tremendous outreach opportunity within our community. Congratulations to the ministry for celebrating 27 years of serving our community.

Starting Point – Get Information, Get Answers, Start Here.


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