This Saturday (3/30) we have a volunteer opportunity at An Easter Together with Francis Chan at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, CA. We need people to help manage tables and booths, help with set-up and tear-down, and (especially) help with our Balloon Crew. If you would be interested in helping out we need about 25 people to handle shifts between 2-6PM.
We would love to see you there–if you want to help out send an email to Kayleigh: kbond[at]freewheelchairmission[dot]org!
Question: What do you get when you combine a blood drive, a food truck party, 10 talented musicians, a gathering of local churches, and one inspirational speaker, at the Pacific Amphitheater in the OC Fairgrounds the Saturday night before Easter?
You can see the answer here! Cindy Trane Christeson put together an awesome write-up in the Newport Beach Independent about our Easter Together event on April 7 and we wanted to share it with all of you! Thanks so much, Cindy!
Thank you also to all the food trucks, Transparent Productions, Rock Harbor Church, Francis Chan, and the Easter Together artists for making this event such a success! And, especially, thank you so much to everyone that came out–we were able to raise 550 people off the ground: a full container of wheelchairs! Simply amazing!
But especially to every single one of you that came out to the event THANK YOU!! All of you made a huge impact through your generosity–it looks like we were able to raise enough money for a full container of chairs. That’s 550 lives that have been changed! 550 people who will get a wheelchair. 550 people who will have new opportunities for work and education as well as the lives of those around them. 550 lives blessed by your faithfulness and in the name of Jesus Christ! Again, thank you!
Remember last week when we mentioned there were two opportunities to give blood and support Free Wheelchair Mission? This is the second one!
This Saturday at the Pacific Amphitheater at the OC Fairgrounds we are presenting An Easter Together with Rock Harbor church and Francis Chan! It’s going to be an amazing time of worship and reflection and the event is being put on to benefit FWM! Awesome!
Before worship starts at 5PM (doors open at 4) we will be hosting a blood drive with Blood for Missions from 1-5. They have upped their usual donation of $20/blood donor to $21.32–that means that every three people who donate blood will provide a wheelchair! Plus, the first 150 people to pre-register (LINK) get a free ticket to the event! And, since you’ll need to refuel after your donation we will have some of OC’s finest food trucks out to fill you up (click any of the logos below to see their menu)! We hope to see you there!
We have a couple of blood drive events coming up that will benefit Free Wheelchair Mission. You can’t do both of them because you have to wait 2 months between whole-blood donations (and these are about a week apart) so we’re telling you about both here.
We partner up with a group called Blood for Missions to put these on. For every blood donation made BFM will give us $20. That means for (roughly) every third donation, a wheelchair is provided. It’s a sweet deal!
The first one is today from 11AM-4PM! Yes! Let us repeat that: THERE IS A BLOOD DRIVE TODAY FROM 11AM-4PM! TODAY! Vizio, a local electronics company, has been gracious enough to host an event to support us. Thanks, Vizio! If you’re interested in giving blood today (not a bad way to spend a Thursday–giving someone mobility and another person blood) you can go here to sign up, or you can just walk up and donate. Come out. Give blood. Transform lives. Today.
The second blood drive will be before An Easter Together on Saturday, April 7 in front of the Pacific Amphitheater at the OC Fairgrounds from 1PM-5PM. This one comes with goodies–the first 150 people who preregister for the blood drive will get a free ticket to the event. Not only that, but Blood for Missions has upped the ante so that instead of the normal $20 donation they will donate $21.32 so that every three donations is exactly one wheelchair. Good stuff. Plus there’s going to be food trucks there so if you need to recharge after you give blood you can do so with a veritable smorgasbord of delectables to choose from followed by an awesome time of worship and message from Francis Chan. If all that won’t get you to head over and donate blood, then we don’t know what will. Sign up here.
Thanks everybody–we know you guys are awesome and will be there!