Wednesday Nov 19 2008
Run for Mercy fundraiser earns more than $10,000
By: Staff Report
Staff Report More than 170 runners and walkers participated in the second annual Run for Mercy 5K family run and walk this past Saturday at the new Mercy Ministries site in Lincoln. More than $10,000 was raised. Business sponsors included Rogers Family Company, Lincoln All American Gymnastics, Comtek and Wells Fargo, according to Brittany Bell, Mercy Ministries community-relations manager. The 5K supported and raised awareness of the new home scheduled to open early next year, Bell said. “For 25 years, Mercy Ministries has been helping hurting young women to obtain complete freedom and transformation, absolutely free of charge to them,” Bell said. “The goal is for each girl who graduates to discover purpose for her life and bring value to her community as a productive citizen. In America, we have helped over 2000 young women.” Problems the young women are working through include drug and alcohol addictions, depression, eating disorders, unplanned pregnancy, physical and sexual abuse, and self-harm, according to Bell. The Mercy Ministries site is off of McClain Drive. For more information, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or check the Web site at www.mercyministries.com.