BENEFITING: Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee
EVENT: Swim for Them 2015
EVENT DATE: Aug 29, 2015
Second Harvest Food Bank of East TN is a local charity that Jen and I support. Second Harvest helps feed families in Johnson City and the surrounding counties near us. I am donating to this charity and will be attempting to swim 1 mile (something I have not done since high school) in order to raise additional funding and awareness. Thank you for visiting my fundraising site and please donate to this cause if you feel that it is worthwhile as well.
Note: Crowdrise (this website) takes a 5% cut along with a 3% fee for credit card processing. If you would prefer that 100% of your donation reaches the food bank, please contact Jen or I and we will be very happy to make arrangements to give your donation directly to the food bank along with our own. You can also use this website to make a donation directly to the food bank: https://community.secondharvestetn.org/donate-now
How Swim for Them 2015 works:
- Swimmers register for the 6th Annual Swim for Them, to be held on August 29, 2015 at the Kingsport Aquatic Center. Event distances range from 500 yards (20 lengths) to 10 km (440 lengths).
- Immediately following registration, swimmers set up their own fundraising pages for the charity or cause of their choice.
- Swimmers train for their event distance between now and August 29.
- During the training period, swimmers promote their causes and fundraisers among family, friends, and colleagues, who will hopefully join forces to show love and support to their favorite swimmer.
- On Friday, August 28, swimmers and guests gather at Bays Mountain for an evening of fellowship, celebration, and carb-loading. That means food!
- On Saturday, August 29, we swim!
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee
Second Harvest Food Bank is leading the effort to feed East Tennessee's hungry and to engage our community in the fight to end hunger. We provide food, services, and education to address nutritional needs of all people at risk in an 18-county service area, including: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Fentress, Hamblen, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union.
Food banks are by far the single most important source of food for nonprofit agencies in East Tennessee, accounting for 78% of the food distributed by pantries, 68% of the food distributed by soup kitchens, and 54% of the food distributed by shelters and drug-rehab centers. Many of the agencies who feed the hungry would not be able to keep their doors open were it not for Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.