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Light of Life Rescue Mission Pittsburgh 2016

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BENEFITING: Light of Life Ministries

ORGANIZER: Light of Life Ministries

EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Amanda Furer

THE STORY:

Hi! I am running my first half marathon to 1. Prove to myself I can do it and 2. Run for a cause bigger than myself. Light of Life provides shelter and food for Pittsburgh's homeless and also shares with them the love and hope of a relationship with God.

Website: http://www.lightoflife.org

Light of Life is well-known for providing meals and shelter, but offering basic needs is only one aspect of a broader, multi-faceted mission. We aim to transform the lives of those we serve with faith-based counseling, education, and rehabilitation programming designed to provide essential life resources and empower people to become addiction-free, wage-earning citizens, caring parents, skilled employees and lifelong learners.We serve approximately 1,000 unduplicated people each year.

Light of Life provides comprehensive services to the poor and homeless which fall under two main areas: the Recovery Program and Samaritan Ministries. Our Recovery Program delivers a holistic approach to address the root causes of homelessness and poverty, combining housing with addiction recovery, education and career training, life skills, spiritual enrichment, and other vital services. Samaritan Ministries provide critical points of entry for indigent people seeking help for immediate needs including food, shelter and spiritual outreach.

Light of Life aims to help people to:

Stabilize their lives through access to basic needs
Build a foundation for living addiction-free lives
Have access to educational resources
Learn new skills to achieve career goals
Gain self-esteem, self-determination and essential life skills through group and individual counseling
Gain a sense of hope and purpose through Light of Life’s loving, supportive environment

By equipping those less fortunate with tools to overcome poverty and other adversities, Light of Life helps improve the quality of life for the next generation. With functional, caring parents, children have the chance to succeed in school and grow up as healthy, productive citizens. As a result, Pittsburgh communities can grow and prosper.

Here are some of the ways we’ll use the funds you raise:

$2.34 covers the cost of one meal
$40 cover the cost of one night of shelter for one person
$385 covers the cost of one day of programming for our Women and Children’s Program
$1,000 covers the cost of mattresses, pillows, bedding, and towels for the shelter for one year.

Facebook: facebook.com/light.of.life.rescue.mission

Twitter: @LightofLife

Instagram: @LightofLife

$570

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dawn Oliver

    $50

  • Gay and Deb Venturini

    $20

  • Molly & Joel

    $50

  • Greg Furer

    $250

  • Kaitlin

    $50

  • Matt and amber davidson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

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57% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $136,881 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

jessi marsh

Amount Raised

$27,325

Fundraiser Title

Doug Smith

Amount Raised

$21,645

 

135% Raised of $16,020 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cookie and Cory Miller

Amount Raised

$5,224

 

104% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Heidi Allison

Amount Raised

$4,350

 

87% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Howard Moss

Amount Raised

$4,231

 

106% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mike Higgins

Amount Raised

$3,206

 

128% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karen Ilkin

Amount Raised

$3,000

 

120% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Colin and Liam Brady

Amount Raised

$2,225

 

111% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Matt and amber davidson

Matt and amber davidson

DONATION: $50

Great job, maybe you can come to Jax and run a race with amber! I will have beers with greg! 2 years ago

Kaitlin

Kaitlin

DONATION: $50

Can't wait to cheer you on! 2 years ago

Greg Furer

Greg Furer

DONATION: $250

I am so proud of you 2 years ago

Molly & Joel

Molly & Joel

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Gay and Deb Venturini

Gay and Deb Venturini

DONATION: $20

So proud of you! 2 years ago

Dawn Oliver

Dawn Oliver

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago