Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kenya help the Widow and the Orphan?

So, September 25 is a big day for Empower Worldwide Outreach, the organization that our young adults have partnered with the last two summers to go to Kenya. They have one primary fundraiser to help fund the day to day operations of the organization over in Kenya and this is it! It's Amazing Race, Ashland style. The game is based on the popular TV show. Teams of 4 will trek around Ashland (you don't need to be an Ashland native to succeed!), gather clues, accomplish tasks, figure out riddles and arrive safely at the end point trying to win the top prize! Even if you're lousy at all that, you still get a tee shirt and an amazing dinner at the end of the evening. It's from 3-8 p.m. and you can register your team at

I am on the board of the organization and I have been mandated from on high to bring 5 teams to compete in this, so I need your help!

Even if you can't make it, there's a second way you can help, which is by entering to win one of our raffle baskets!

I can appeal to the self indulgent stuff...that you'll enjoy amazing prizes...but the reality is that if the funds aren't raised, it has a significant impact on whether grandmothers can take care of orphans in rural Kenya, give them food, pay for their school, get them out of the cycle of extreme poverty. I've seen it with my own eyes that it is really about life and death.

So help out. 3 reasons...1. the need is great in Kenya. 2. the fun you will have is substantial 3. I need to get 5 teams put together!

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