Giving Hope, Food and Love to War-Torn Children Abroad and Hungry Kids at Home!

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Hi friends and family, my name is Alex and I am leading two vans of crazy people!

Van 1: Tara, Linda, Judy, John, Ashley and Kyle. 

Van 2: Jess, Haley, Kelsey, Austin, Adrian and yours truly.

We are headed out on a 24-hour adventure to raise a little money (hopefully A LOT of money!) for hungry kids. For the last four years, we have partnered with FaithQuest Missions to raise money for impoverished people in some of the poorest countries on earth. This year, we are helping FaithQuest raise funds to aid war-torn children. Literally millions of children and their families have been forced to flee from their homes due to brutal wars and conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, creating a historic opportunity to respond! And this year, a portion of the donations generated by our team will be given to "Charity on Wheels" - a local Southern California outreach working to ease the burden of people faced with homelessness. Our reach is broad; from the deserts of Africa and the Middle East to right here in our own backyards. The goal is a simple one: feed children who are hungry.

So how are we going to do this? Well, we are going to run from Huntington Beach, CA south to San Diego in what's called the SoCal Ragnar Relay. You locals know how far that is! For our out-of-towners, we take a winding path that has us running almost 200 MILES! Call us nuts - it will be our FOURTH time doing this!

Please consider donating - since our family and relay team have been working with FaithQuest, we have helped them raise over $100,000.00 in the support of many worthy causes! This year, a group of teams is trying to raise $50,000.00. Our individual team goal is $7500.00. With your help, we can do it!

We sincerely appreciate your support for this fundraiser and our goal. You can donate now by hitting “Give Now” at the upper right or below. You can give with any major credit card and it only takes 30 seconds. We appreciate it so very much.

WE CAN'T DO IT ALONE, WE NEED YOU! TOGETHER AS ONE...LET'S FIGHT!

Thank you for joining us!

Alex, Jessica, Haley, Austin, Kelsey, Adrian, John, Tara, Linda and Judy

Proceeds from this event will fund FaithQuest’s work bringing relief and hope to war-torn children. This includes direct relief to children including emergency food and playgrounds overseas, loving Christian witness, as well as mobilizing churches in the USA for greater and longer term impact with these children and their families.

Mireille Dee
Go get em guys!!!!
$50.00
PlanNet Consulting - Steve & Janice Miano $500.00
Dan $100.00
HOLLA!!! $100.00
Jeanette Pakulak $20.00
Judy Searle $150.00
Pat & Fr. Tom Tsagalakis
Thank you for being a light into the world Kelsey!
$25.00
Sue Wheeler
Go Regals :)
Tim & Kelly Cole
Thanks for looping Austin into this great cause! Train hard and good luck!
$100.00
Jeff & Kris Cole
Austin Cole, Great cause, keep up the Great Work!
$100.00
Steve Shwetz $300.00
Love, Nan and Poppy
Good luck to my darlings. Love you all BIG.
$100.00
Bruin Dave $200.00
Judy
Great job Jesssica
$25.00
Anonymous
You got this!!!
P
Go CLU Regals!
$100.00
Deborah S. Redfern
What an inspiration you all are! Thank you for your courage in this race and for the hope you bring to others!
Anonymous
Great Job :) Great Cause!!!
$500.00
Dan Olson
Great friends. Great cause.
$100.00
Pacific Enterprise Bank $500.00
Zeny Bartolone
Ken, Nicole and Kenny Salottolo
Have fun!
$100.00
Rob Rodgers
Good luck!
$150.00
Chuck & Katie Joseph
Alex and team, you rock!
$500.00
Anonymous $25.00
Stu & Jen Sue
Run Jess Run
$30.00
Moso family
It’s for the kids!
$150.00
Rob
Run barefoot Alex. You can do it! Good luck!
Joseph M Wade $100.00

April 10, 2018 2:08 PM

We did it! 200-miles from Huntington Beach to San Diego. Not only did we complete the race, but we finished in the top 30 out of over 600 teams and 7th in the mixed division out of 188 teams. But the most important thing is our team raised a little over $4,400.00 and helped FaithQuest raise almost $24,000.00. That's 75,000 meals for hungry kids. Charity on Wheels, here in Orange County, will get a portion as well to help further their efforts with easing homelessness. Your support is humbling and please know that your donation is helping a hungry child. We added a few pictures from the race so scroll to check them out - We ran at a  tremendously fast pace and realized we were up towards the front early Saturday morning when we arrived at the checkpoint to begin our third and final legs...there was no one there! We thought, either we are way behind or somehow we worked our way up to the front. It was a pretty cool experience. We finished the 200 mile race on the waterfront in San Diego in 27:07:57; a team best for the four years we have participated.

Thank you all again; we do this as a team and we could not do it without you!

April 5, 2018 6:44 PM

Hello everyone!

First - thank you so much for donating to our humble cause! We are on our way to reaching our goal of $7,500.00 - we are currently at $4,316.00 thanks to all of you! That's a lot of meals for hungry kids!! The race is tomorrow and we begin our quest to cover 200 miles from Huntington Beach to San Diego. While you sleep, we'll be out there running in support of FaithQuest and getting much needed nutrition to kids who sometimes only have 2 or 3 meals a week.

Your support has been awesome with a number of donors helping us in a big way! We received $500.00 donations from South Coast Computers, Pacific Enterprise Bank, PlanNet Consulting and Chuck and Katie Joseph. Mesa Properties plunked down $300.00 too! So many of you have been so generous and have given to this cause every year - Again, Thank you!

We will be sending updates from the road to let you know how we are doing - Spread the word...Let's feed some kids!!!

Alex 

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