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Living Ministry Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: LIVING Ministry Incorporated

ORGANIZER: LIVING Ministry Incorporated

EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Elena Plackis

THE STORY:

LIVING Ministry Incorporated wrote -

We love the homeless! Through God's grace, we have been called to uncover the hope of Jesus Christ as we pursue and build relationships with the homeless. Founded in 2002, L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry is one of the leading organizations addressing poverty in Pittsburgh through a strategy that combines building personal relationships, meeting basic needs, offering tools for self-sufficiency, and providing opportunities for community involvement. In 13 years of ministry, we have shared life with over 10,000 homeless individuals on a face-to-face basis. At L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry, our desire is not just to take people out of the streets, but take the street out of people. Everyone wants to 'fix' the problems of the homeless, but not many people are dealing with the root issues. We at L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry are called to address the root causes of the homeless by engaging in Christian discipleship, mentoring, counseling, and relational support. Experience and observation has taught the ministry that the current methods of serving the homeless are not the most effective. Treating the homeless as 'clients' just builds entitlement, not empowerment. Focusing on spiritual, emotional, and relational needs builds a solid foundation for real and sustainable change in the life of a homeless man or woman. Using our methods of outreach, we have seen everything transform within a person. From restored family relationships, to new outlooks on work and service, amazing things are happening in the lives of the homeless here in Pittsburgh!

One of our newest and excting ways that we share life with our friends is by particpating in the Pittsburgh Marathon. We take this opportunity every year to join our volunteers, donors, staff, and homeless to celebrate life by running in this massive city-wide event. You can read this article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry's marathon teams in 2014.

If you love to run, have a passion to serve the homeless, or just interested in being a part of our family, then we have a place for you! Sign up to join our team or donate to a team member to help us continue the work of uncovering the hope of Jesus Christ to people throughout our beloved city.  

$1,720

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jon Kimbel

    $50

  • June Bartlett

    $25

  • Xuanbo Chen

    $50

  • Kyle Brynsvold

    $50

  • Edward Courtney

    $25

  • Chris Mansfield

    $25

  • Andreas Plackis

    $50

  • David and Kate Wadsworth

    $25

  • Leslie Nielsen

    $100

  • Leah Roberts

    $20

  • Kim Smith

    $10

  • Sam Johnson

    $50

  • Megan Dutton

    $50

  • Mary Roach

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kent Poole

    $35

  • Howard Moss

    $20

  • Kim Risch

    $25

  • Diana & Tim Hartman

     

  • Moons :)

     

  • Debra Kahler

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • anqi

     

  • Emily Rabatin

    $20

  • Evan Burns

    $30

  • Caitlin Roller

    $25

  • Morgan Keller

    $15

  • Katie Thaxton

    $15

  • Sami Livingston

    $25

  • Bethany Landby

    $10

  • Pann Pongsua

    $10

  • AJ Ozanich

    $50

  • Dean Bryant

    $50

  • Cat Willbrand

    $50

  • Kathy O'Toole

    $25

  • Steve Douglas

    $20

  • Kayla Everett

    $15

  • Jason & Irene

    $150

  • Mike Meeks

    $100

  • Karis Laudel

    $20

  • Jessica Chowning

    $15

  • Zac Siems

    $25

  • David Lambacher

    $70

  • Eric and Rachel Brynsvold

    $150

  • Team Wallace

    $20

  • Sam Morales

    $10

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $27,597 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

The Chapmans

Amount Raised

$2,340

 

94% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elena Plackis

Amount Raised

$1,720

Fundraiser Title

Hilary Meurer

Amount Raised

$1,690

Fundraiser Title

HE- Bron Runers

Amount Raised

$1,687

Fundraiser Title

Nick Paradise

Amount Raised

$1,465

Fundraiser Title

Liz Chapman

Amount Raised

$1,355

Fundraiser Title

SHE- Bron Runners

Amount Raised

$1,162

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Brown

Amount Raised

$1,027

Donor Comments

Sam Morales

Sam Morales

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Team Wallace

Team Wallace

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Eric and Rachel Brynsvold

Eric and Rachel Brynsvold

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

David Lambacher

David Lambacher

DONATION: $70

3 years ago

Zac Siems

Zac Siems

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jessica Chowning

Jessica Chowning

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Karis Laudel

Karis Laudel

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Mike Meeks

Mike Meeks

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jason & Irene

Jason & Irene

DONATION: $150

We love you Elena! 3 years ago

Kayla Everett

Kayla Everett

DONATION: $15

3 years ago