News on Keith Platte, Executive Director of Urban Alliance:
Despite all of the positives from 2014, we regret to inform you that our brother and Executive Director of Urban Alliance, Keith Platte, suffered a severe stroke on January 7th. We are grateful that Keith is currently receiving the best care available and is going through inpatient rehabilitation. Through the faithful prayers of so many of his friends in West Michigan and around the world, we continue to see improvement in his condition. We ask that you join Keith's army of supporters and continue to lift him up in your prayers. We are expecting his full recovery.
Urban Alliance has set up a fund to help support Keith and his family, cover his medical bills, and pay for additional expenses while he is recovering. We encourage you to prayerfully consider supporting Keith and his family by sending a gift today.
Visit your local 5/3rd bank. A savings account has been opened FBO Keith Platte. Anyone can deposit into the account, but only Holly can make a withdrawal.
If you would like to make out a check, simply make it out to:
FBO Keith Platte
Write acct# 9907200407 in the memo and take it to any 5/3rd bank.
If you would like to mail in a check, please mail it to:
Fifth Third Bank
PO Box 301
Richland, MI 49083
News on Urban Alliance:
Keith has assembled a very strong and competent staff at Urban Alliance, and they have been very diligent in making sure that the vision of Urban Alliance does not suffer loss in his absence. We also want you to know that the board has appointed Luke Kujacznski (Director of Momentum) as the Interim Director of Urban Alliance. Luke had worked with Keith in grant writing and program development before being appointed to his current position with Momentum. He has a strong knowledge of the organization's day-to-day activities and obligations.
We want to assure you that Urban Alliance will continue to move forward. We fully believe that when Keith rejoins us, he will be overjoyed to see that Urban Alliance's vision has indeed advanced in his absence. In the meantime, we thank you for your continued prayer and financial support of Urban Alliance. We believe that 2015 will be our best year ever, as together, we transform urban communities!