Who is Aunt Mom?
Aunt Mom’s Heart existed long before this organization was created in the form of an individual. Amanda Humphries, lovingly known by many as Aunt Mom, was the physical embodiment and driving force behind this organization. Amanda was a wife, mother, aunt, missionary, teacher, sister, daughter, friend and so many other things. She used her many talents to serve others. She cooked countless meals for church functions, football teams, banquets and family events. She sewed costumes, curtains and clothes. She organized banquets, homecoming events, weddings, vacations, proms and church fundraisers. She kept snacks in her school office encouraging kids to stop by so she could check on them and their grades. She rocked scores of babies and held her grandmother’s hand as she suffered through Alzheimer’s disease. She was the epitome of a selfless servant.
On March 7, 2017, Amanda passed away after suffering a brain aneurysm at work. She was 50 years old. Even then, ever thinking of others, she was an organ donor. Her gift of life saved five lives.
How Aunt Mom’s Heart was birthed.
In 2017, a group of individuals organized the first Aunt Mom’s Day on the Farm. It was a huge success. The first event was held to raise money to send a team to Haiti to spread part of Amanda’s ashes and to work at the site of Triumph Community Ministries (TCM) future community center. Amanda was a TCM board member and had travelled to Haiti five times. From this trip to Haiti, was birthed the desire to continue the work that Amanda Humphries held dear to her heart: education, missions, children, serving those in need. Also in 2017 the Amanda Humphries Memorial Scholarship was funded for students at the Fort White High School.
Where are we now?
In 2018, Aunt Mom’s Day on the Farm was again held and over $8,000 was raised. Half was donated to Triumph Community Ministries (TCM) and the other half to the Krishton Neeley War Room. Krishton is an elementary school teacher in our district who was experiencing serious medical issues at the time.
The Amanda Humphries Memorial Scholarship awarded $750 scholarships to five students at Fort White High School.
What are our goals?
Our goal is to continue her work by:
Funding scholarships for students at Fort White High School where she served and loved so many students, specifically the Amanda Humphries Memorial Scholarship.
Funding missions and projects through Triumph Community Ministries, specifically the Amanda Humphries Memorial Fund.
Bringing awareness to the Donate Life program.