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Friday, August 28, 2009

Be a Fund Raising Team Captain.

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Wonderful News! Lin Jiafeng has been sponsored. She will go to College for sure.

Upcoming Events
5K Run for Familes
Run for a Student
Great New Idea.

Be a Captain of a Fund Raising Team!

I was talking on Skype to a friend in Virginia. She said that she wished she could come to the 5K Run for Families.

I suddenly thought to tell her that she could help right where she lives even though she can't come to the run. We are asking people to become fund raising team captains and compete to raise the most funds for our causes of Habitat for Humanity and Blessing Hands.

What is a team captain? It is anyone who will ask their neighbors, friends, coworkers or relatives to give to the 5K Run for Families. You ask people to give pledges or donations and join your team. Then they can even expand the team by asking more people to join the team.

Before long you have many people all working together to raise money for your team. They don't have to come to the race or even be in the USA. Just send the money you have collected to the Blessing Hands address below before the day of the race. The team that raises the most money will be acknowledged at the race and in our newsletter.

I told her the address of the brochure she can use as a team captain. She was so interested that she said she would print it out right away and start asking her friends for contributions.

You can be a hero to our Chinese students and help a Morehead family have their very own homes through low interest loans, volunteer labor, and sweat equity. Habitat has been doing that for many years.

Both of our charities are joining in the Run for Families. Be a team for good and help two great charity at one time. The proceeds of the race will be divided equally. Help families help themselves.
Hoping to hear from you,

Betty Cutts
Blessing Hands
106 Timber Lane
Morehead, KY 40351
Platinum Level:

Holbrook Drugs, Whitaker Bank, St. Claire Medical Center, Good Shepherd Printing, Sustainable Morehead, Hamilton, Inc, Commercial Signs, Freedom Radio FM 91.7, Main Street Textbooks, Holbrook Embroidery Plus, Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals, and All Seasons Florists

Gold Level:

US Bank, China Café, Wholesale Auto Parts, Creations by Jacquelyn, Wendy's, Rowan County Veterinary Clinic, Richie's Auto Detailing, LaFinca Restaurant

Silver Level: Sloan Market, Bluegrass Beauty School, The Salon and Day Spa, Morehead Tire and Auto

Door Prizes:
E campus.com, Blue Grass Beauty School, Kroger, Great Clips, A Head of Time, Cindy's New Image, Bo's Barber Shop, Ann's Hair and Body Studio

5 K Run for Families

"Changing Family Stories around the World"

Habitat For Humanity and Blessing Hands

Entry Fees: $5 for students, $10 adults, $10 (T-shirt extra)

Saturday, September 26, 2009
7:30am - 10:00am

Moonlight Stage Pavilion- Near the Rowan County Library
186 East 1st Street
Morehead, KY

606 784 8408

Register online

Awards and categories will be divided by age and gender into classes for Runners and Walkers+ Grand Prize for the fastest overall time.

Door prizes will be drawn for merchant donated items at Awards Ceremony at 9:30 am

Runner Ages: 18 & under, 19 to 25, 26-35, 36-45, 46-55, 56-65, 66 +

Fun Walkers: Men and women categories with no age limits

10 person teams are encouraged to collect pre-race donations. Any team that raises $500 or more will receive special recognition. Greeks, school and youth groups, family, and business teams are welcomed.

Entry Forms/Fliers to download:

Pick one up at these locations in Morehead
US Bank, 122 E. Main St., Morehead, KY
Fuzzy Duck Coffee Shop, 240 Morehead Plaza, Morehead, KY

Parking: Near Rowan County Public Library and Morehead Conference Center

Your generosity will help families have new homes in the Morehead Area and educate students in our Sister City of Yangshuo, China.

Contact Ezra Dike by calling 784-8408 \
or email: moreheadhabitat@yahoo.com

Run for Your Student

If you are in Kentucky come to our Run for Families. Jan Lewis is running for her two Blessing Hands students, She even has a running shirt that features them. One of them is going to college this year and needs a $500 scholarship. Huang Xuan is going to major in English. Jan's other student, He Yusui, is going to high school and will need $80 a semester for her tuition.

You can help Jan raise money for her student or run for
your own student. We have plenty without sponsors.

You can see Huang Xuan on video here.

Other students in Yangshuo who need scholarships to college can be seen at this link.

Students needing scholarships in Qinzhou can be seen at this link.
Blessing Hands
106 Timber Lane
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
606 784 4785
Blessing Hands provides educational aid to students in Yangshuo and Qinzhou, Guangxi, China. We seek to help students help themselves and others.