Rod Carpenter, Celina Marathon runner, and his wife Barb have announced the dedication of his run at Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota on June 16th 2018 to two Celina/Mercer County nonprofits, Our Home Family Resource Center and Choosing Life Pregnancy Center.

The Carpenters have used his participation in running events and marathons to raise money in the past for other nonprofits and causes such as Susan G. Komen and Bring Maddy Home. This time, they’ve decided to try raising money for two organizations at once and they’ve got a large goal in mind. While they may be a little nervous, they remain confident that their friends and family, and the friends and supporters of Our Home Family Resource Center & Choosing Life Pregnancy Center will generously support this effort monetarily, vocally (getting the word out by mouth and/or social media), and prayerfully.

The Carpenters have set a goal to raise $10,000 to be shared equally by the two organizations. AND, the Carpenters have pledged to donate $1 for every $2 donated to this cause. That means, a $20 donation becomes $30, or a $50 donation becomes $75, and so on (up to $10,000 in donations).

To support this effort, make a check payable to either Choosing Life Pregnancy Center or Our Home Family Resource Center and mail it to:

Rod Carpenter

2203 Eaglebrooke Circle

Celina, OH 45822

This process of “payable to” the organizations reduces confusion and concern whether donations are going to the nonprofits. At the end of the fundraiser, the two organizations will split the total of all the donations equally between the two.

From now until Grandma’s Marathon, you can follow Carpenter’s training and receive updates regarding the amount of money raised for Our Home Family Resource Center and Choosing Life Pregnancy Center on Rod’s Facebook page.

Carpenter plans to post names and donation amounts to his Facebook updates to inspire donors’ friends, families, and co-workers to join in this effort. Donors who wish to remain anonymous should communicate those wishes along with their donation and he will withhold those donors’ names from his fundraising updates.

Run, Rod, Run!!

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