Donation could bring iPad and water for Kenya

Published 8:30 pm Thursday, May 16, 2013

With a $10 donation, residents will have the opportunity to supply clean drinking water for a family in Meto, Kenya and also enter into the running to win a free iPad.

Averee Hicks with Integrity Worldwide, a local non-profit organization, said she is hoping to raise $10,000 by Saturday, May 18 for the cause.

“All donations will go towards our upcoming mission trips in July and September,” Hicks explained. “We’re trying to supply clean water and medical attention. This village — Meto, Kenya — has no medical facility, no medical care really available to the people and so this is a life-giving measure for them.”

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As of Tuesday, Hicks said 67 more donations of $10 were needed to reach the $10,000 goal.

“We broke it down so people can understand that a $10 donation can supply clean drinking water for a family for a year — that’s amazing,” she said.

And with each donation, Hicks said residents gain a chance to win an iPad.

“The iPad came to us for free because we travel so much that we had built up points for being frequent flyers,” she said.

All donations are tax deductable. A drawing for the free iPad will be held Saturday at 5:45 p.m. at the ArtsRevive StreetFest, held on Water Avenue.

“Of course the more donations you make towards these great opportunities to serve our Meto families, the more chances you will have to win the iPad,” Hicks said.

A simple $10 donation, Hicks explained, can stretch a long way.

“One of the things we always say is God’s economy is so awesome,” Hicks said. “He is able to stretch a dollar so far. This is a great way for people to have the opportunity to sew into what God’s doing in another part of the world and to be a part of it.”

Donations can be sent to Integrity Worldwide P.O. Box 347 or online at