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Small Church, Big Goal for 1,000 Mosquito Nets

Good Shepherd Church is saving lives through NetsforLife, having already purchased more than 600 mosquito nets. Last Thursday they were partners with the Dunedin Blue Jays.

The in Dunedin had a very successful night at the (Aug. 18). The church has been working all year to provide long-lasting mosquito nets to prevent malaria in Sub-Sahara Africa via NETS FOR LIFE. The D-Jays support charitable organizations and allowed the church to keep half the cost of the tickets they pre-sold, run a 50/50 raffle and provide face painters and balloon artists, who donated 75 percent of their income that night. The 50/50 payout that evening was a healthy $325!

It is Good Shepherd's goal to provide 1,000 nets, at a cost of $12 each. One net can save up to three lives. Where only 1/4 of a community uses nets consistently, the rate of malaria drops 90 percent! A child dies every 45 seconds from malaria, which is totally preventable.

To date, the church has already provided more than 600 nets.  

To purchase nets or learn more, contact Maureen@StorytellerMaureenB.com and visit Inpiration Fund.

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John Dolac August 23, 2011 at 11:08 PM
What a great cause.

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