Church hosts third annual workday fundraiser
By Angelica Ingram
Pubilshed March 23, 2017
Allsaw Pentecostal Church is once again ready to spruce up your home and property with their third annual workday fundraiser this spring.
The church, located halfway between Haliburton and Minden, is raising funds for their missions team to go to the Dominican Republic and is accepting applications from individuals who have jobs they need done around their home, cottage or property.
The workday will take place on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The team will do tasks such as painting, gardening, housecleaning and carpentry. A team of 12 people will cost a total of $1,200, while a team of six is $600.
The money raised goes towards financing the team’s trip to the Dominican, where they do outreach work at schools, seniors homes, orphanages and churches, said team leader Marjorie Mieske.
This work includes buying gifts for students and teachers, purchasing food for the seniors, hosting a Christmas party at various places (schools, churches, etc.), doing maintenance and carpentry work and more.
The missions team includes nine people who travel to the Dominican, with an additional person chosen every year by the church board.
“This person is sponsored financially by our church to make the trip,” said Mieske.
Prior workdays have included the team painting a garden shed, doing garden work, washing windows, sanding and staining a deck, power washing and cleaning house siding and evestroughs.
“We like this workday because at the end of it we can see a finished product,” said Mieske. “A fresh paint shed, a clean garage, a newly stained deck, a complete change to a living room. It is rewarding to provide our services to others. We know we have done a good day’s work for the money we raise, and w have done something worthwhile for another person.”
Those interested in the fundraiser are encouraged to contact Mieske at email@example.com by April 15 with a description of the job, location and your name.
All applications will be reviewed and the selected applicants will be contacted by April 22. A meeting will be arranged to review the work at the desired location.