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Thursday, September 24, 2009

World Habitat Day

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5 K Run/Walk for Families

This Saturday is the
5 K Run/Walk for Families.


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.

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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.


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You are invited To Our Run

September 26, 2009

Moonlight Stage Pavilion, 187 1st Street, Morehead, KY 40351

Registration begins at 7:30a.m. Run starts at 8:00 a.m.
Awards Ceremony: 9:30 am

Entry Fees:$10 (T-Shirt extra)
$5 for students
$10 adults
Children under 12 free

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

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+

Teams:
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.

Print out the team fundraising form to fill out and mail.

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.

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

Contact Information:
Ezra Dikes or Betty Cutts
moreheadhabitat@yahoo.comm or blessinghands@gmail.com
Phone: 606 784 8408 or 219 232 8887
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Thanks to our Sponsors of the
5K Run for Families


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.

Sincerely,

Betty Cutts
Blessing Hands Director


Send checks to the address below.
Use your credit card at this
link.

Blessing Hands
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