Thursday, February 07, 2008

What's Valentines For Rwanda?

Did you know that 80% of deaths in Rwanda are caused by water-born illnesses? Did you know if churches in America decided to help children in Rwanda, we could help cut that death rate in half?

I didn't know any of that. Until recently. When the leaders of Women's Ministry and Youth Operate here at Toledo First filled me in. So they decided to host a fund raising banquet for the church and community they're calling Valentines For Rwanda on February 16, 2008 @ 7pm. The cost of the banquet is $10/person. Though contributions above and beyond that are welcome and needed, the goal that night is to raise $3k so 750 children in Rwanda will have clean water for life!!!

For that $10, you'll enjoy an awesome catered meal in our beautifully decorated fellowship hall at church, you'll hear a genocide survivor tell her story, you'll receive a gift bag including a take home Rwanda Clean Water water bottle to drag to the gym with you [perhaps prompting others to even ask you what that logo on it is all about], AND you'll know that you have made a difference in the lives of children on the other side of the world many of whom have no parents or grandparents due to the genocide that ravaged their country in 1990s.

Seating is limited and RSVP is required. If you haven't signed up yet, please do so by calling this number 419.882.6200. If you cannot attend, please consider contributing. No amount is too small or large. There is never a better time to do something than now!!! Rwanda Clean Water is comprised of people with different convictions, theology, age, and location working together to better humanity. Click the pic for more details.

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