Not only do I work at Mercy Home, but it is also a vocation. It is an honor to work with youth and families who just need a chance to change direction. I have seen it first hand how the healing begins, grades go up, and families reunite more powerful than ever. The resources at Mercy Home start with the dedicated workers and the relentless hope that kids lives can change from failing school to being accepted to a prestigious college. There are no odds to beat; only inaction. So help me beat last year's goal and break $1000.
Hello my fellow colleagues from my life,
On October 11th, I'm running 26.2 miles for something I believe is game changing in the lives of at risk youth. I know these kids first hand, by name and by their stories. If you know me, you know I have had to take action and make changes in my own life. Now I'm paying backward and forward through my work with at risk youth. Join me and others by investing to lives, some like you see every day and say to yourself,"The problem is too big. Poverty and neglect and abuse will never change." But that's a lie. I see it change from day to day. It takes people. It takes money. What story will you join today? Donate to my Mercy Home Hero Chicago Marathon Page. $5 or $100. Just Do It. And from the bottom of my Nikes, thank you for being a part of my life.
Or use http://mercyhomehero.com/i/theresa-pendergraff
PS: I tried to be mindful of the send list, but if I sent this to you and you are offended in any way, let me know. I will be sure not to send requests for the Chicago Marathon fundraiser and respect your wishes.