Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wake Up Early This Saturday Morning!

This Saturday morning, February 28th, we have a great opportunity to help bring Up There Down Here.

Larry Jones, founder and president of Feed the Children recently shared his concern over the sky rocketing unemployment in and around Elkhart county and wanted to do something about it. So, on Tuesday, March 10th 15 semi loads of food and personal care items will roll out of the Feed the Children warehouse in Elkhart to locations all over the community. Thousands of families who recently lost their jobs will receive a box of food and a box of personal care items.

Before that can happen nearly 12,000 boxes must be packed or shipped in from other Feed the Children distribution centers. But every semi load we are able to pack out in Elkhart saves fuel and transportation costs. Every semi load that leaves the docks from Elkhart means Feed the Children has the funds to purchase another 1/3 load of food. We want to vote for more food for our friends and families of Elkhart county!

So here's the request:

On Saturday, February 28th from 8:30 am til noon we will become a box packing machine at the FtC Elkhart warehouse and distribution center. Ask your friends, invite your neighbors, wake up your kids. Go directly to Feed the Children's warehouse, help pack out the boxes and help bring a ray of hope to thousands of families in Elkhart county that we call our friends.

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