5K for 25 days

You may find yourself asking, “what does that title mean?” A couple nights ago I got contemplating how I could raise awareness around the issue of human trafficking and at the same time raise some funds to help a ministry involved in fighting this battle. Around 11 pm that night a plan came to my mind and now its time to make it happen.

I need your help though!

First take a few minutes to go to the Love146 website and learn about the human trafficking especially in regards to minors.

Second, take a few more minutes to learn about Gracehaven. Gracehaven is a home in Ohio that is being developed to helped minors who have been rescued from sexually slavery. These girls can stay at the home for as long as they need to or until they are 18. The home will have ten beds and have workers to help these young girls. Also realize this will only be the fourth house of it kind for minors. Two of them exist in Ohio. But please check out the website for more information.

So here is my plan. I would like to raise $5,000 to go to Gracehaven to help them get open. Of course I need your help because I don’t have $5000.

5k for 25 days is the plan. You can look at this two ways. The first is that for 25 days starting December 1 I will run a 5k. The final day will be Christmas day. The second way is that for 25 days of running I am going to raise $5000.

What I need is simply 50 sponsors who will give $100 to Gracehaven. Would you do this please? They need it to get closer to their goal of getting open. I would love to raise more than $5000 but that is the goal. Please if you can’t do $100 but would do less then please do less.

Here is how you can give:
1. Send me an e-mail at 5kfor25days@gmail.com or contact me some on facebook or twitter to let me know that you will sponsor me and for how much.
2. Make out your check to Gracehaven.
3. Mail it to me: 8693 Shadycreek Dr., Centerville, OH 45458.

Also you can hear regular updates on how the 5k for 25 days is going on facebook and twitter.

If you would, please pass the link on for this post to others so they can get involved too. $5000 seems like a lot to me, but I know that if the word spreads enough this amount will be nothing.

On the my blog you can also find some other websites that will give you information about the problem of Human Trafficking. Breaking the Chains is another article that talks about Human Trafficking especially in Ohio.

Friends please consider how you may help so we can give a Christmas gift to Gracehaven!!!!



Filed under christianity, Gracehaven, slavery, Uncategorized

6 responses to “5K for 25 days

  1. Katie

    Way to Go, Wade! What a goal – I’ll be praying for you through your journey this December

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  4. That is so neat! I pray that God will raise the money!

  5. Cool! I pray that God will raise the money and use it to free girls both physically and spiritually from the oppression that they are under.

  6. This is a great idea, but I have not ran like that since I got out of the Army (many years ago). My wife and I wanted to do something to help raise money and fight human trafficking as well, so we created the site http://www.giving100.com. The idea is to raise money for specific needs of homes like GraceHaven that are helping the victims. All of the money (hence the name of the site) goes directly to the charity. Thanks again for what you are doing in this this fight!

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