I write in response to a May 21st letter regarding Heartbeat of Lima.
Nearly 50 years ago, in 1973, my parents and a group of other local residents decided to pool their resources together to create a place that expecting mothers could turn to for support. In the decades since its founding, Heartbeat of Lima has expanded the services and resources it can offer new mothers: formula (particularly important during this national shortage), diapers, counseling and ultrasounds, just to name a few.
But the most important resource is the one that Heartbeat has offered since the beginning: a friendly ear and a helping hand. By showing expecting mothers that there are alternatives to abortion and providing the resources they need to care for their child, Heartbeat of Lima has saved countless lives.
Heartbeat of Lima is a place where new and expecting mothers will find respect, privacy and care. The staff and volunteers are dedicated, wonderful people who do all that they can to help whoever walks through their doors. The organization has helped hundreds of women over the years, and I know it will help many more in the years to come.