Posted by: grantmiho | February 4, 2010

Running for Haiti

My interest in Haiti began back in high school. Moved after a concert to sponsor a child through Compassion International, I began to learn about the dire situation in Haiti, even before the earthquake struck. Over the past decade, Miho and I were able to see this nation through the eyes of a young boy named Amos Sital.

With the recent catastrophe, we have been moved with compassion to do something for these people suffering.  What can we do from Scotland though? Shouldn’t we be worried about our own fundraising for Japan? Yet, a passion was growing to do something.

Grant’s heart for running combined with an opportunity to raise money for these people. After talking with our friend, Eugene Cho of One Day’s Wages, we found our partner for Haiti Relief. Eugene is an ECC pastor in Seattle and founder of this non-profit. While new, they have already been featured in NY Times, NPR, and Relevant Magazine, among others. Find out more about their work here.

On March 7th, Grant will be running the Barcelona Marathon to raise money and awareness for Haiti. Our goal is to raise $2,000. While small, hundreds of families will be provided food and care, which makes a huge difference.

Please consider sponsoring this race by donating $1, 5, or 10 per mile (26.2). If 20 people give $26, 10 give $52, and 5 give $260, we will reach this goal. Please consider joining us and showing love to those hurting at this moment. To give online or find out how to give, go here.


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