My Brother?#39;s Keeper

For: Carl Akins
Organizer: Lupe Gonzalez
$1,271
of $5,000 goal
25% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

My Brother?rsquo;s Keeper

What would you do for a friend?  What lengths are you willing to go through to help a friend?  Donate an organ?  Blood or Plasma?  What would you do to help someone that you know?  How about someone that you don’t know? 

Ecclesiastes 4:10 - New King James Version (NKJV)

10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.

What I want to accomplish: 

I want you to help me show Carl that he’s not alone and that he means a lot to me and this community.  Ask anyone what they know of Carl Akins and they’ll usually say something about what a great guy he is or how he’s always been a good friend.  I want you to help me show him that we are grateful for his good example on keeping a good attitude throughout this extreme trial of cancer.

We all know that medical expenses can be expensive…especially cancer treatments. What I would like is for our community to come together once again and raise some money to help our out our dear friend, Carl Akins.     

What I want from all of you:

Come to the 4th of July Celebration in Big Sandy’s City Park.  My head will be shaved to help raise money for this fund.  You can donate there or online.  Tell all your friends!

Deadline: July 4th, 2013 – The ‘shaving’ will happen during the afternoon entertainment just before the fireworks.

Goal: Raise as much money as possible.

Be well & thank you,

Lupe Gonzalez

Updates

06/30/2013
by Lupe Gonzalez
Channel 7 has posted the 4th of July schedule.  In the post, there is a link to this =)

If you cannot join us for the 4th, be sure so tell you friends!

http://www.kltv.com/story/22722406/independence-day-celebrations-around-east-texas

Lupe Gonzalez

06/10/2013
by Lupe Gonzalez
I would like to give a shout out for the following businesses that allowed me to put up flyers a a double thanks to Keith for putting up a collection bucket in the register:

Two Rivers Grocery
Reds Liquor
Taqueria el Unico
Big Sandy Post Office
Austin Bank - Big Sandy
First National Bank of Gilmer - Big Sandy
The Donut Shop
The Oasis
Maxis Lube
Lucy's
and MANY places in Gladewater - Thank you!

If any businesses would like a flyer or collection bucket, contact me for a PDF to be emailed or I can come out and put one up!


05/29/2013
by Lupe Gonzalez
Greetings everyone!  Time is coming soon!  This coming month of June will be a hard push for donations.  Everyone share this with your friends and family.  Let's show Carl that we support him and his family during this time of financial need.

LUpe

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