Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Make Your Pledge Now for the 3rd Annual LIRS Fund-raising Run

Yes, that's right, this will be the third year in a row I'm running the 20-mile Syttende Mai Run (from the capitol building in Madison to downtown Stoughton) as a fund-raiser for LIRS. All proceeds go to support the ministry of LIRS through its local affiliate, Lutheran Social Service of Wisconsin.

This year, there are two interesting twists. The first, all money contributed will help establish a rolling security deposit account for newly arriving refugee families in the Milwaukee area. This is an important account to establish, because it will make it much easier for LSS to regularly and easily secure housing for new refugee families.

The second twist is more, well, coordinated. I promise to joggle one mile of the 20 mile run for each $500 contributed by friends, family, and congregation members. So, the more you contribute, the more miles I'll need to joggle.

Joggling is a combination of juggling and jogging. If you're interested in contributing, check out the East Koshkonong web site for information on where to send a check.

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