This Saturday Blessing Hands is joining with Habitat for Humanity to sponsor a 5 K run. We are excited and hope that you participate by coming or sending in a donation for the event.
I went recently to the dedication of a Habitat home. Habitat helps folks build their own homes using volunteers, low interest loans, and sweat equity from the home owners. With the help of many donors and friends a low income family can have their own home for the first time.
This is a picture of the proud new home owner. He let me take his picture in his new kitchen. He is a factory worker and has looked forward to his own home for two years.
The United Nations has chosen the first Monday in October to be World Habitat Day - a day to stand up and let it be known that "affordable, adequate housing should be a priority everywhere." You can read more about it at this link.
"Raising awareness about this global problem is the first step in making sure that everyone everywhere has a safe and decent place to call home."
This is the photo is of the Habitat home we dedicated with prayer and music. Ezra Dike, the new Morehead Habitat director, recently received a $100 community award for service, He has given that award to one of our scholarship students who is majoring in biology. He also is a key supporter of Substainable Morehead, a local recycling organization that is encouraging home pick up of items that can be recycled.
What great organizations to give to. Two with one event. If you want to support the 5 K Run for Families with a donation, make your checks to either Blessing Hands or Habitat for Humanity. Mail them to Blessing Hands, 106 Timber Lane, Morehead, KY.
You can also give any amount by credit card at this link.
Donations for the run will be divided equally between Blessing Hands and Habitat for Humanity.
Entry Forms/Fliers and Preregistration: US Bank, 122 E. Main St., Morehead, KY, 40351 Fuzzy Duck Coffee Shop, 240 Morehead Plaza, Morehead, KY, 40351
Directions: Turn North from US 60 at Bridge St. near the Rowan County Library. You can see the outdoor stage from the East 60 By Pass also called W. Wilkerson Blvd. Map link Parking: Near Rowan County Public Library and Morehead Conference Center
Benefits: Your generosity will help families have new homes in the Morehead Area and educate students in our Sister City of Yangshuo, China.
Sponsored by: Platinum Level Sponsors: 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, Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals, All Seasons Flower and Gifts, Emerson Power Transmission, and All Seasons Florists, and Great Clips
Gold Level Sponsors: US Bank, China Café, Wholesale Auto Parts, Creations by Jacquelyn, Wendy's, Rowan County Veterinary Clinic, Richie's Auto Detailing, Chris's Guitar Shop, Appalachian Goldsmith Company, Curves, Every Bodies Fitness 24-7, Spurlock Spine Centre,The Salon and Day Spa, and La Finca Restaurant
Silver Level Sponsors: Sloan Market, Bo's Barber Shop, Bluegrass Beauty School, Morehead Tire and Auto, Reno's Roadhouse, Stuckey's Beauty Shop, Shoney's Major Brands, Jeannette's Catering, Richie's Auto Detailing, Media One, Mustard Seed Christian Book Store, C. Roger Lewis Agency, and Ponderosa
Copper Level Sponsors: E campus.com, Blue Grass Beauty School, Kroger, A Head of Time, Cindy's New Image, Bo's Barber Shop, Ann's Hair and Body Studio, McDonald's, Penn Station, Cici Pizza, the Villa, Sunshine World Car Wash, Scrub Shack, Big 4 Lumber Company, Mary's Hair Fashion, Hardees, Shoe Sensation.
Betty Cutts Blessing Hands Director
Send checks to the address below. Use your credit card at this link.
106 Timber Lane Morehead, Kentucky 40351 219 232 8887
Blessing Hands is a 501 (c)(3) public charity that assists families and students in Yangshuo and Qinzhou, China with educational needs. We have over 300 students we are helping in secondary school and 50 students who receive $500 college tuition scholarships. Our mission is to bless them so they can become blessing hands to others
I am a mother and housewife that loves China and children. The two interests
have come together in serving the children of China who need help with
educational needs. I started as a teacher in an English summer camp and got to
know the teachers first. When I toured their schools and met their precious
students, I could see many needs and decided to try to help. I first started a
fund to assist children with tuition, but it has expanded into a 501(c)(3)public
charity granting money for textbooks and school supplies for primary school and
lower middle school students and tuition for older students.