Friday, August 04, 2006

NYC nuggets.
  • In other NYC offerings, 2,522 pounds of food was given to the Food Bank for Larimer County, Colo.; $18,532.37 was received for the NYC Scholarship Fund; 1,357 Gift of the Heart School Kits were donated along with $7,123.53 to help pay for shipping the kits to children in need through Church World Service.

  • Service projects and mountain hikes were favorite NYC activities. Some 2,700 people went on hikes in the mountains above Fort Collins. More than 2,000 pre-registered to work at 45-plus service projects around the Fort Collins and Loveland areas. Projects included clean up of highways and parks, work at a shelter and thrift stores--including two run by Habitat for Humanity, a Hearts and Horses Therapy center, Fort Collins’ Lincoln Center for the performing arts, nursing homes, the university’s campus ministry, and many others.

  • Inspired by REGNUH, a group of youth decided the next day to hold "REGNUH Part II." Spokesperson Alex from Pennsylvania said, "The service last night kind of touched me, and I had to do something." His friends reported that all day long he had been saying, "I’m on a God high!" The 13 youth and 2 advisors created their own walk of about 1 hour, or approximately 2 miles. Along the way, they asked people to join in or to give a donation. In another REGNUH-inspired effort, three youth from Pennsylvania--nose flute players Brad and David, their "manager" Seth, and a garden gnome mascot--created a band called "The Nose Knows" to raise money for hunger. They put the money into the offering for the Global Food Crisis Fund. The nose flute repertoire included "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "Mary Had a Little Lamb," and the theme song to "The Adams Family." "We're working on ‘Amazing Grace,’" they reported.

  • Another REGNUH walk/run will be held at National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) on Sept. 7 at Lake Junaluska, N.C. NOAC is sponsored by the Association of Brethren Caregivers. Participants are being asked to accept the invitation to walk or run a two-mile circuit around the lake to support the Global Food Crisis Fund. First- and second-place awards will be given by the Brethren Foundation, which also is giving a "REGNUH...turning hunger around" cap to each walker and runner. The foundation is a ministry of Brethren Benefit Trust.
Source: 8/4/2006 Newsline Special Report

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