I am writing to ask you to join me in supporting an organization I trust and deeply appreciate, Covenant Mercies. They are a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the poor, with a particular emphasis on caring for orphans internationally. Through its Orphan Sponsorship Program, Covenant Mercies works with local churches in Uganda, Ethiopia, and Zambia to facilitate care for nearly a thousand orphaned children. To help support this great cause, will you sponsor me as I run a half marathon race in Hershey, PA on October 21st?
I’m taking on the hard part, by getting ready for the race! But it’s very easy to sponsor me. To make a tax-deductible contribution to Covenant Merciesin support of my run, just click on the following link: http://www.covenantmercies.org/participate/donate. From there, click First Time Donors, enter the amount, select RunFAR from the dropdown menu on the form, and then select Debra Bell in the next dropdown menu. Or, if you prefer to give by check, please make your check payable to Covenant Mercies with “RunFAR” and my name in the memo line. You can either give your check to me, or mail directly to Covenant Mercies at 1 Fellowship Drive, Glen Mills, PA 19342.
Let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for considering this opportunity to join me in a cause I believe is very close to God’s heart.
P.S. That is me with my daughter Kayte after finishing the Broad Street 10 mile run in Philadelphia, May 2012. Kayte inspired me to get involved with Covenant Mercies many years ago, and now she has inspired me to take up running.
P.S.S. Help me make my efforts to get in shape mean something more significant—would you consider making a generous donation to Covenant Mercies today?