Mark 2 Ministries is a non-profit organization that provides the opporunity for adults with developmental disabilities to live, work/volunteer, and be a part of the community at Young Life's Washington Family Ranch (WFR). Mark 2 Ministries strives to support our Friends with developmental disabilities in leading full and complete lives just like you and I. Mark 2 currently supports nine Friends who have chosen to live at WFR and join the staff team of WFR. These nine Friends not only contribute to the work team, but they are also important members of the community. We believe that the Friends Mark 2 supports improve the lives of the community and the community improves the lives of our Friends.
Mark 2 Ministries believes that community and relationships are key components of a full and complete life. By creating a large lawn, patio and firepit, Mark 2 has created a space for community gatherings, BBQ's, s'mores, and just fun in the sun. We have been able to make great use of this space and desire to keep it a key part of what we do. The side effect of having a large lawn, is the time it takes to keep it up. Currently, we have a push mower that we use, but it takes a lot of time to do it this way. In the spring and summer seasons, the camping part of what our Friends do takes a large amount of our staff time. We would love to provide a riding mower to cut the time of upkeep significantly.
We have run into an issue as the the lawn has grown: it takes a lot of upkeep time to mow and trim. All who live at WFR or have been a part of any kind of summer camp know how important "time" is in the summer. We think it would benefit the ministry greatly if it had a rider mower to accomplish the job more efficiently. We believe a good rider mower will make the job much shorter and allow time for more important aspects of supporting our Friends to live full and complete lives. A new mower will utilize our time better by not having to deal with the issues of the current mower. Please join us in coming together to raise enough money to purchase a riding mower to continue providing a beautiful and well maintained place for community events and relationship building to take place. Thank you so much for being a part of our team!