Greg and Jeanne’s journey is the inspiration behind Edwardsville Neighbors in Need.
In 2009, Greg suffered a sudden spinal stroke that left him initially paralyzed. A life-changing moment — and seeing the financial burdens as a result – this close-knit family hosted a standalone fundraiser for the Greg Seibert Foundation. It was the success of that event and outpouring of community support that inspired Chad (Greg’s stepson) and wife Kathie Opel to found Edwardsville Neighbors in Need the following year. The goal? To alleviate the financial stress on families facing similar crisis.
Since that time, ENIN holds two annual fundraisers, The Taste of Edwardsville and the 5K Thanksgiving Turkey Trot. All proceeds go direct to help families within District 7 facing unforseen medical emergencies.