Cards help Integrity Worldwide

Published 10:36 pm Thursday, December 10, 2015

Integrity Worldwide is again offering a Christmas card fundraiser.

Integrity Worldwide is again offering a Christmas card fundraiser.

Christmas is the season of giving, but for some, it is just another month to try and survive.

As part of a continuing mission to build a medical clinic to serve the people in Meto, Kenya, Integrity Worldwide is offering the opportunity for people to give a life-changing gift this Christmas. With its seventh annual Christmas card campaign, people can purchase cards to send to family and friends.

The card has a message saying “Peace on Earth” and a picture of children from Meto Primary School waving to the people of Selma and saying hello and thank you.

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Founder Averee Hicks said the men, women and children of Meto can use any donation they receive because health care is not easily accessible where they live.

“They die from tooth infections,” Hicks said. “There’s no dental care. There’s no medical care. There’s no transportation, and the closest clinic is about an hour and a half away.”

There is no minimum or maximum donation that needs to be made to purchase the cards. Hicks said every dollar that is donated goes straight into building the medical clinic.

The Christmas cards can be sent with a personal note, or in the comments section online.

“It’s a way for us to release that blessing to the world,” Hicks said.

Integrity Worldwide has worked year-round to raise money for the people in need of help in Kenya. In October, the organization raised over $80,000 during its annual Integrity Worldwide 5K.

Hicks said the plan is to break ground on the medical clinic in 2016 and have in finished hopefully soon after.

“We’re just doing everything we can to raise the money so that we can build it and complete it,” Hicks said.

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Staff writer for The Selma Times-Journal.

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