Tuga’s Project

Tuga’s Project is a community event, started by Chris and Kim Fowler, as a way to raise funds to support the NEA Baptist Center for Good Grief’s free bereavement services. The Fowlers, through local KFC and Taco Bell restaurants, will be asking customers, during the month of May, to donate $1 to help support the Grief Center. It is our goal to raise $25,000 through this project.

Tuga, Croatian for grief or deep sorrow, is a comfort friend given to kids who are grieving and helped at the NEA Baptist Center for Good Grief. At each appointment, children are encouraged to bring their Tuga as a tangible help as they process their feelings and emotions associated with their loss.

We could use your help. If you have a business and would be willing to participate in Tuga’s Project, please contact Robbie Johnson at robbie.johnson@bmhcc.org or (870) 936-8479. Also, please visit one of the participating businesses and show your support by making a donation. 100% of the funds raised through this initiative will stay in our community to support the clients helped at the Grief Center. If you would like more information about the center, please visit their website at baptistgriefcenters.org.

The NEA Baptist Center for Good Grief, one of the six programs of the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, is a free bereavement center for anyone who has experienced the loss of a family member or friend. Through the help of the center’s licensed therapists, individuals are given a safe place to explore and express their feelings related to their loss and learn to thrive in a world without that special person. Grief therapy is not reimbursed by insurance, but thanks to the generosity of donors, all services are provided free.

“Grief is big. Grief is real. Grief is better shared.” Thanks to your help with Tuga’s project, you are offering hope and healing to people grieving in our community.

Thank you.