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.