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Go here for an update and to watch a video. 12-2-09

The Need is the Call

Hello friends,

I’m pretty sure this is our first “we need your help” fundraiser. But at this point, we truly do need your help!   Two years ago I (Chris) visited an orphanage in Zimbabwe called Musha Wevana.  Right now they have over 100 kids.   We are in the process of raising money to rescue more homeless orphans by building a new orphanage, and we are also trying to sponsor each child monthly.

Last week, I received a video from my friend John who leads the orphanage. In the video he stated that the kids are only getting meat once-per-month. Needless to say, life in Zimbabwe is not easy,  yet I know that I/we/YOU can help make a difference and make sure these kids have meat in their diet on a consistent basis.

We’ve decided to do a Christmas fundraiser. As we all gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus, spend time with family and friends, eat good food, and drink good drinks, I’m asking you to extend this “goodness” to the kids in Zimbabwe by raising $1500; which will provide them with the much needed meat for their diets.

Here is how you can help:

1. Donate directly to Paypal. 100% of all donations will go directly to purchasing the food. $5, $10, $25…anything helps!

2. Host a Christmas event: My friend in California is doing an “Ugly Sweater X-mas Party.” It will cost $5 to get into the party! Maybe you could do something similar!?

3. Sell something: Seriously, it’s the season of consumerism. Maybe you could pick an item, sell it, and donate the proceeds?

4. Get others involved: Your faith community, small group, youth group, co-workers, etc! Ask them to also help by donating cash, throwing-a-party or selling something they don’t need. Of course, all proceeds (Yes-100%) will go directly purchasing the food.

Please feel free to Tweet this link, blog it, Facebook it, etc!  Our Twitter is @helpendpoverty.

My friend Aaron Ivey says this all the time, “the need is the call.” This is such a true statement! We have a need, will you help us feed 100 kids in Zimbabwe.

Thanks for your time and support!

The H.E.L.P. Team
www.helpendlocalpoverty.com

PS: We hope to have a video soon, explaining the issues that these folks in Zimbabwe are facing.