This event to bring awareness to slavery happened in December 2010 but for the sake of remembering the things God has led me to do I have left it here.
Before you read this here are the steps to donate if you so choose:
1. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know how much you pledge or leave comment here.
2. Write check out to Gracehaven for the amount your pledged.
3. Mail the check to Wade Harris, 8693 Shadycreek Dr., Centerville, OH. Please mail to me by January 5.
I will be taken all the money to Gracehaven in early January.
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 email@example.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.
Fighting slavery is one great thing people are getting involved with but share what you are getting involved with.