Quantcast

Volunteers and donations sought to help pack food for Victory 4 - KOAM TV 7

Volunteers and donations sought to help pack food for Victory 4 Haiti

Updated:
FACT SHEET FROM VICTORY 4 HAITI
On Saturday, April 26th, 1,600 volunteers will come together to package 280,000 nutritious meals that will provide approximately 2,500 students in Fonds Parisien, Haiti a meal for nearly 90 days.

For this project, Victory Ministry is pleased to partner with the Haitian Christian Mission, a ministry founded in 1974 by Ozark Christian College graduate Etienne Prophete and his wife Betty.  HCM ministers to Haitians in the name of Christ through education, medical care, food, employment, and child sponsorship.  They currently have fifty-three schools, serving approximately 10,250 total students.

To create the meals, Victory Ministry is working with Lifeline Christian Mission of Westerville, OH, a 30+ year old ministry.  One of the many service projects of Lifeline is the ABC (All Because of Christ) food-packaging event model that Victory Ministry will be using.  For only 20 cents per meal, Lifeline will provide all ingredients necessary to create the meals, as well as handle all logistics to transport the meals via shipping crate from Joplin to Fonds Parisien, Haiti, including all necessary customs processing.

As of of April 15th, there are 1,185 individuals registered to participate in the event.  Each volunteer will work a 2-hour shift.  The shifts, and number of volunteers already registered for each, are as follows:

8:00 am - 10:00 am - 220 people registered
10:00 am - Noon - 401 people registered (this time slod is full)
Noon - 2:00 pm - 332 people registered
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - 232 people registered

Currently volunteers are signed up from 35 different churches, 13 identified businesses, and four schools - the Joplin High School Link Crew, and students from MSSU, Ozark Christian College and Thomas Jefferson School.  There are also volunteers coming from more than 25 different communities outside Joplin, including Bluejacket, Jay and Miami, OK, Parsons, KS, Siloam Springs, AR, and Springfield, MO.

Volunteers can register at www.victoryjoplin.com.  You can register as an individual or group - but service opportunities are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so register now!

It does take financial resources to make this project happen. The financial goal of $60,000 will provide the total cost of 280,000+ meals at 20 cents per meal plus necessary overhead expense to market the event and make it a success.  To date, nearly $40,000 has been raised by fifty different contributors.  Sponsorship opportunities can be found at the Victory Ministry web site, www.victoryjoplin.com or by emailing clifford@victoryjoplin.com.

Victory Ministry will provide each volunteer with a plastic baggie similar to those that will be filled with the meal ingredients.  They are asking volunteers to fill the baggie with loose change and dollar bills recognizing that every 20 cents equals the cost for one meal.  Those donations would then be brought to the packaging event on the 26th.

For more information contact: Clifford Wert, 417.439.0385
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • US Navy Band performing at Calvary Baptist Church of Neosho

    US Navy Band performing at Calvary Baptist Church of Neosho

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:28:04 GMT
    Neosho, MO - The United States Navy Band Country Current will be performing a free concert. at the Calvary Baptist Church of Neosho. The event will be September 20th (Saturday) at 6PM.The United States Navy Band Country Current is the Navy's premiere country-bluegrass ensemble. Under the direction of Senior Chief Musician Keith Arneson, Country Current is nationally renowned for its versatility and “eye-popping” musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegra...More >>
    Neosho, MO - The United States Navy Band Country Current will be performing a free concert. at the Calvary Baptist Church of Neosho. The event will be September 20th (Saturday) at 6PM.The United States Navy Band Country Current is the Navy's premiere country-bluegrass ensemble. Under the direction of Senior Chief Musician Keith Arneson, Country Current is nationally renowned for its versatility and “eye-popping” musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegra...More >>
  • Research Finds Residues Can Lure in Chicken Eggs After Medication

    Research Finds Residues Can Lure in Chicken Eggs After Medication

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:09:25 GMT
    Homegrown food is commonly described as organic as well as hormone and antibiotic free. But new research shows food that comes from animals that recently were taken off medication might not be as pesticide and hormone free as you think.More >>
    Homegrown food is commonly described as organic as well as hormone and antibiotic free. But new research shows food that comes from animals that recently were taken off medication might not be as pesticide and hormone free as you think.More >>
  • A-Plus Students Could Have to Pay for Some Credit Hours as State Shortfall Looms

    A-Plus Students Could Have to Pay for Some Credit Hours as State Shortfall Looms

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:05:27 GMT
    Hundreds of Crowder College students could be forced to pay for credit hours they were supposed to get free of charge. The Missouri Department of Education predicts a fund shortfall for the A-Plus program for the spring semester.Students and administrators say the possible funding hit could impact their studies. Whitney Wise is in her first year at Crowder College on the long road to becoming a speech pathologist and ...More >>
    Hundreds of Crowder College students could be forced to pay for credit hours they were supposed to get free of charge. The Missouri Department of Education predicts a fund shortfall for the A-Plus program for the spring semester.Students and administrators say the possible funding hit could impact their studies. Whitney Wise is in her first year at Crowder College on the long road to becoming a speech pathologist and ...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.