Back in January, when we were featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer about out fundraiser to stop our foreclosure on our house, Sue and Jim Reichwein contacted me with this idea. They wanted to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds for grocery money for The King’s Jubilee. I don’t know how all of this works, but they have a goal to get to the top of the tallest peak in Africa and down safely and at the same time raise at least $5,000 for The King’s Jubilee in store credit at a local grocery store. They left on Wednesday. On Thursday, they were in Qatar, they should be climbing now. Please pray for their safety.
Here is the email they sent out:
Jim and I want to fill you in on a challenge that we are excited to take on. In an effort to honor and commemorate my father, Charlie Graham, who passed away in October, Jim and I are climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa. We leave for our trip on Wednesday and will return on June 2nd. We’ve been training for this endeavor and are excited to take on this rigorous seven-day climb with high expectations and spiritual reverence.
A more tangible way in which we would like to honor Charlie is by raising money for a gentleman that we have met named Cranford Coulter – a kind soul who lives his life in service to others. Jim and I have sat with Cranford. He is the “real deal”, living his life to serve others, even though he has so little. His actions are inspiring and what we all hope to emulate in our own personal actions every day. For the past several years, Cranford has shopped and purchased food at local supermarkets, prepared homemade meals and traveled to Center City to feed homeless folks every week. He’s been featured in several newspaper articles for his selfless acts of kindness and generosity. [His picture and urls to an article are attached below if you would like additional details.]Unfortunately, Cranford’s health issues no longer allow him to maintain gainful employment, and, as a result, he alone cannot afford to purchase the groceries he needs to continue cooking for the homeless. It is our objective to raise money through our climb and use the proceeds to set up Cranford with an account at his local supermarket. We want to support him so that he can continue to serve those that are in need of a hot meal without the additional burden of finding funds to purchase food. Cranford reminds us of Charlie, and we want to honor Charlie through this fund-raising effort.Our goal is to raise $5,000 in funds to purchase grocery gift cards where Cranford shops for food in his home town of Souderton. If you would like to contribute, you can visit the “Woody’s Circle of Care” website at http://www.woodyscircleofcare.org. The website is set up to accept donations using a credit card. If you would rather send a check, please make it out to “Woody’s Circle of Care” and mail it to our home address c/o: Jim and Sue Reichwein, 6 Flint Circle, Doylestown PA 18901.
Jim and I are excited to take on this challenge to both honor the memory of my father, Charlie, and to support Cranford’s efforts to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you in advance for your support and generosity in supporting our cause.Love,Suzi and Jimbo (and the Reichwein crew – Cal, Jake, Casey and Jada)
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