Did you know 1 in 10 children in Tennessee* will have or have had a parent who was incarcerated? You can only imagine the strain this puts on the family; single-parent homes, foster care needs, and the list goes on.
FOCUS Ministries is a nonprofit seeking to minister the families of the incarcerated, especially the children. This effort takes place both behind and beyond the walls of prisons or jails through intentional parenting classes and restoration and reconciliation mentoring. Family ministry efforts are also encouraged by strategic events like Returning Hearts Celebration and the Angel Tree Christmas Party.
On September 1 & 2, I am raising money to help with FOCUS Ministries' family efforts. To do this, I will be pedaling the 200-Mile Challenge. This cycling ride leaves out of Atlanta, Georgia and ends just outside of Anniston, Alabama with a return trip the next day.
As much as this is a physical endurance challenge for me, it in no ways compares the endurance challenges so many East Tennessee families face.
So, I am asking you to consider donating a minimum of $25 a day to the cause. The goal is to raise $5,000+ that weekend. One hundred percent of all donations will go to benefit the families of the incarcerated.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
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