Park a Car, Save a Life

May 2nd, 2008 • Category: Helping Those in Need

No Mosquitos!Did you know that one person dies from malaria every thirty seconds?

We have the opportunity to help change those alarming numbers for the better. In May, we’re going to donate our time to help direct cars to parking at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. By doing that, we can raise funds to provide mosquito nets, which help prevent the spread of mosquito-borne malaria.

The money will go to support mosquito net manufacturing and distribution by the New Community Project, a nonprofit Christian organization that provides assistance to people and communities in need around the world. Representatives from NCP visited Jesus MCC in September 2007, as we began to explore ways Jesus MCC can make a positive difference for some of the neediest people around the world.

The mosquito nets are made by inmates of the Indiana Women’s Prison, and cost around $15 each to make.

Volunteers will earn $7 per hour. No taxes will be taken out, and you don’t report it as income, as the check will go directly to JMCC.

We have four days with assigned shifts:

  • Sunday, May 18, 7:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 21, 6:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 22, 3:00 pm-11:00 pm
  • Sunday (Race Day), May 25, 6:00 am-2:00 pm

If you serve one of the Sunday shifts, please make an effort to attend the evening worship service.

We are partnering with another church who will show us the ropes, as they have done this several times in the past. The Speedway can accommodate as many volunteers as we can provide. This is a great way to serve those in need by giving of your time.

Volunteer to be part of this work by filling out the form in Sunday’s bulletin, or email Melody Merida.

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