Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Meet NC-2’s Angels in Adoption

Photo of the Week

This week (August 7-11) is ?National Health Center Week? and on Tuesday I celebrated with a visit to Moncure Community Health Center.


Weekly Update
For the past 18 years, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) has hosted the Angels in Adoption Program, designed to celebrate individuals, couples and organizations from across the nation that have made an extraordinary contribution on behalf of children in need of families. I was happy to nominate the Jamie and Cindy Billingsly family as NC02’s Angels in Adoption.

Not only was the Billingsly family nominated, but they have been selected as a 2016 Awardee by the CCAI! They have been invited to a Congressional Luncheon and Gala next month to receive their award.  Please scroll down to see a photo and to learn more about this beautiful family.

Also be sure to check out some of the things me and my staff have been doing in the Second District in the Snapshots from the Week!

Please don’t hesitate to contact my Washington, Dunn or Asheboro offices with any questions or concerns.


Snapshots from the Week

I enjoyed talking with CEO Brian Toomey and some of the staff about the great work the Moncure Community Health Center is doing.

While visiting the health center I was honored to accept the Distinguished Community Health Advocate Award presented by Brian Toomey, CEO of Piedmont Health Services.

 On Thursday a representative from my office attended the ceremony celebrating the opening of the next phase of the Fayetteville Outer Loop (I-295), which completes a direct interstate connection between I-95 and Fort Bragg and connects Ramsey Street to Bragg Boulevard.

Governor McCrory said at the ribbon cutting: “This stretch of I-295 plays a critical role not only in regional mobility, economic development and freight movement, but also in strengthening the military connections that are needed to support deployment and national security efforts. The Fayetteville Outer Loop, and in particular this section, will offer unprecedented connectivity and opportunity for eastern North Carolina.” 

I enjoyed attending the XVIII Airborne Corps Colors Casing Ceremony and Welcome Ceremony in honor of Major General Paul J. LaCamera, Incoming Deputy Commanding General of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg. 


Angels in Adoption

I was so happy to nominate the Jamie and Cindy Billingsly family as NC02’s Angels in Adoption! Jamie and Cindy Billingsly have adopted 5 children — siblings Lyric, Josiah and Nevaeh and siblings Sarah and Catherine — in addition to their 3 biological children. Each of the children were put into their care by the time they were 2 years old. Their love of children began by fostering children in need and has grown to a beautiful family of 10!