Dear Family and Friends,
I've decided to take something off my Bucket List this year and I need your help. I have joined the Cottonwood Runners Team where I will be training for 16 weeks to complete the Long Beach 1/2 Marathon on October 13, 2013. I'm doing this in honor of "Grateful Hearts Storehouse." They have become my second family where I have been serving now for one and a half years. This wonderful organization clothes and feeds over 4000 people a month with 99% volunteers. That, in itself, is a huge testimony on how God works in all of us.
Here's a little background on how I got started:
I had been praying on whether or not Grateful Hearts would be a good fit for me. So after much consideration, I decided to check it out. Since we all know I love to talk, the manager wanted to put me on their prayer team. Needless to say, I was not excited with her suggestion. I've never prayed out loud with anyone except my children at the dinner table. Long story short, that’s where I started. Since then what I've come to realize is most of our clients not only need prayer, but someone to talk to (which is right up my alley, but I'm usually the one doing all the talking...... ;-). For some of our clients, their visit to GH is the highlight of their day. I can't express the feeling I receive when I’m given a huge hug and they say, "What a blessing Grateful Hearts is to our family. Surviving during this season in our life would be very difficult if it weren't for the help and support they provide."
So here's where I need your help. Our team, as a whole, has a goal to raise $20,000, and my personal goal is $1000. If you can find it in your heart to help me reach this total in any amount, please go to www.crowdrise.com/cathyjoslin and click the Donate Box. Any support would be greatly appreciated. If you don’t feel comfortable using your credit card, you can write a check to Grateful Hearts directly. Email me for my address at CathysEvergreen@verizon.net
Much Love and Mahalo................Cathy
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