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Karl W Keltner's Fundraiser:

Operation: Breakthrough Poverty!

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THE STORY:

Welcome to the Operation: Breakthrough Poverty! initiative. I've created the Ultimate Endurance Challenge to help the kids at Operation Breakthrough in the urban core of KCMO.



3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. (Romans 5: 3-5 NLT)



If our personal suffering can help another, then that means God can USE it for greater things. I'd like God to use my sufferings to help families in the urban core of KC, and I'd like the families to know there is hope, which is really God's promise for better things on the other side of life's trials.



Operation Breakthrough is a place in the KC urban core that offers God's Promise to homeless/nearly homeless parents in need of a safe, educational and loving environment for their children during working hours. Serving KC families since 1971, Operation Breakthrough is a beacon of hope for up to 500 children each day. The children's laughter that fills the building each day is a tribute to the dedication of the staff and volunteers who make OB a home away from home for each child. The children (and parents!) so love their OB family that children struggle to exit the doors each evening. The average ANNUAL family income of OB families is $9,400, which is less than $800/month. Wrap your head around that number and imagine what you would have to change...



Starting Monday, September 16, 2013, I will complete a 1/2 IM distance triathlon (1.2 mi swim, 56 mil bike and 13.1 mi run) for six (6) consecutive days. I will finish the challenge Sunday, September 22, 2013 by completing the Kansas Tough Mudder with a team of fellow, dedicated athletes. The Tough Mudder has been billed as the "toughest endurance event on the planet," which will be a fitting end to my week.



Please join me in supporting the servant heart of Operation Breakthrough and donate today. As their doors only remain open due to the generosity of private donations, every dollar literally counts. No donation is ever too small or too big, and I ask that you contribute to the HOPE that is poured out of the Operation Breakthrough doors each day.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,345

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jennie Konomos

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kai and Berke Somasegaran : )

    $50

  • Larry Long

    $20

  • Elliot Snickerfritz

    $10

  • Hope westergom

    $50

  • Jennifer Heinemann

     

  • Angelica & Chuck

     

  • Debbie Irvine

    $50

  • Brad & Laura Hamilton

    $25

  • Gerry & Joy Martin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Jodi Green

    $45

  • Josh, Chris, Chloe, and Miles

    $25

  • Doug and Barbara Cusick

    $200

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27% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,345 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Doug and Barbara Cusick

Doug and Barbara Cusick

DONATION: $200

For the best coach in town! Go Karl! 4 years ago

Josh, Chris, Chloe, and Miles

Josh, Chris, Chloe, and Miles

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jodi Green

Jodi Green

DONATION: $45

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Gerry & Joy Martin

Gerry & Joy Martin

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Brad & Laura Hamilton

Brad & Laura Hamilton

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Debbie Irvine

Debbie Irvine

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Angelica & Chuck

Angelica & Chuck

4 years ago

Jennifer Heinemann

Jennifer Heinemann

We've done some unusual things to raise funds for the children of Operation Breakthrough in the past but the TripleTriChallenge stands above the rest!!! You guys are crazy amazing and we can't thank you enough!! 4 years ago

Hope westergom

Hope westergom

DONATION: $50

4 years ago