Building awareness, supporting one another in community!
On Sunday, September 29, 2013, the Care INC network held two events to raise funds and awareness for agencies working to serve those in need in the Fond du Lac area.
The first ever ‘Care INC walk’ was a three-mile tour of downtown Fond du Lac with stops along the way where different agencies explained about needs in the Fond du Lac area and how those needs are being addressed. Participants were given a map and information about the stops along the route, along with invitations to prayerfully reflect on how God calls us all to care for one another in the community.
Following the walk, a Spaghetti dinner and was held at St. Paul’s Cathederal in support of the ministry of Care INC itself, which is a network of churches and agencies partnering to offer mentoring and collaboration on helping meet the needs of our community.
The results are in from the Care INC walk, and we really have a reason to praise God and celebrate — on our first year of the walk, we raised just shy of $5900 for local agencies assisting people in need.
The Fond du Lac Area Ministers Association (who served as a funding distributor for the Care INC walk) voted to add in the offering from the Community Good Friday service, along with some funds from the FAMA treasury to increase the total amount, which allowed checks for $960 to be sent out to the Solutions Center, Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society, Fondy Food Pantry, Broken Bread, and Loaves and Fishes. $640 went to the Oakfield food pantry.
We are extremely grateful for the support of all the churches, organizations and individuals who made this a highly successful inaugural event!