Announcing the First Annual “Run for the Village”

run-for-the-village-2013-01We are excited to partner with Volunteer Village at Abundant Life for a fundraiser to benefit the Volunteer Village. Since the May 22nd tornado that swept through Joplin, MO, Abundant Life Campus has been host to thousands of volunteers who have come into Joplin to help with the cleanup, and now rebuild of Joplin. They have committed to making themselves available through the end of the rebuild phase to house volunteers who are wanting to come into the area to work. We are partnering with them in this fundraiser to help them kick off the 2013 summer of rebuild right. It takes thousands of dollars to run the Volunteer Village when it is in full swing. Abundant Life charges a small fee to stay at the Volunteer Village, but with numbers down over the past few months they are in need of a financial shot in the arm to push into the 2013 summer season.

Getting involved is easy. It only takes four steps on your part.

  1. Sign up for the Joplin Memorial Race
  2. Find financial sponsors to donate to your run
  3. Collect donations from your sponsors
  4. Come enjoy a weekend of racing and fellowship

That’s it! It is that simple. With a little of your time and a bit of physical effort you are on your way to making an impact in the community of Joplin, MO as they continue to rebuild their city. Prizes to be given for the person raising the most money, as well as for those who finish highest in both the 5k and half marathon in both men’s and women’s category. For more information on the run you can click on the “Run for the Village” menu tab above. Also be sure to check out to register for the run. It will be held on Saturday, May 18th at 6:30am. With a $100 donation you will get a two night stay in the Volunteer Village and a whole lot more. Hope to see you in Joplin on May 18th.

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