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CHURCH OF THE MESSIAH UNITED METHODIST's Fundraiser:

Run for God Half Marathon Program

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THE STORY:

The Run For God class at Church of the Messiah is running the Capital City Half Marathon on Saturday, May 4th, 2013 in support of the Bradley’s House of Hope / God’s Treasures expansion in Nicaragua. The goal for the 30 participants is to raise $2,000 based upon their commitment to running this race. All donations are being matched dollar for dollar until the $2,000 goal is reached … the potential to provide a $4,000 gift!!

Bradley's House of Hope is a refuge in the midst of incredible poverty for children with disabilities and their families in Managua, Nicaragua. In Managua alone, more than 6,000 children have developmental disabilities. The facility provides treatment to 80 children with a wide variety of disabilities, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, hydrocephalus, autism, and brain damage. Most children come from low-income families, many living in very poor conditions that are not conducive to their state of health. These children rarely have opportunity to go to school, and services are limited for them.

In 2005 there was a grass hut in Nicaragua helping handicapped children. Through the generosity of 400+ families from more than 20 different states the grass hut was replaced with a 3600 square foot facility. The building was called Bradley’s House of Hope and the ministry inside of it was called Tesoros de Dios, meaning God’s Treasures. Each week 80 children receive physical therapy, equestrian therapy, special education classes, and much, much more. English classes, Bible studies, and support and guidance for the families help create an incredible environment of help and hope for handicapped children and their families living in the second poorest country in the western hemisphere.

Eight years later there’s a waiting list and an ever-growing need to expand services. A new building with additional land for horse therapy has been acquired for $150,000, all of which directly connects to the existing facility.
A group of supporting churches has been working to provide the funds to complete the expansion, and these efforts are in conjunction with theirs. Every gift of every size is appreciated! Please help us to make hope a reality for the weakest of the poorest.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,785

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brett Bogan

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Erica Wood

    $25

  • Rick and Julian

    $90

  • Caryn & Terry Folk

    $20

  • Todd and Laura Ehninger

    $500

  • Penny Barrick

    $100

  • Paul and Mary Schmidt

    $200

  • Becky

    $25

  • Sandy

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dale & DeeDee Kret

    $200

  • C.Anne Fischer

    $100

  • The Burky family

    $50

  • Uncle Jeff and Aunt Peach

    $100

  • The Kernodle family

    $50

  • Larry and Laurie

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • The Caples Family

    $25

  • Jess Kimmel

    $50

  • Jim & Elly Chain

    $50

  • Richard Bitting & Diane Smith

    $25

  • Koch family

    $50

  • Jamie Weaver

    $20

  • Lon and Colleen

    $100

  • Alan and Sara Burky

    $50

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139% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,785 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Alan and Sara Burky

Alan and Sara Burky

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Lon and Colleen

Lon and Colleen

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Jamie Weaver

Jamie Weaver

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Richard Bitting & Diane Smith

Richard Bitting & Diane Smith

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jim & Elly Chain

Jim & Elly Chain

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Koch family

Koch family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jess Kimmel

Jess Kimmel

DONATION: $50

Such a blessing to not only be a part of the group but also to be able to contribute! BELIEVE! 4 years ago

The Caples Family

The Caples Family

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Larry and Laurie

Larry and Laurie

DONATION: $200

4 years ago