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Fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse for Anna's Trip to Kenya

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Hello! my name is Anna Houvenagle and I am going to be taking a year-long trip to Webuye, Kenya in Africa with Silver Cord Ministries which is an organization based in Minnesota. They work with the home bound elderly. In many parts of Eastern Africa there are no nursing homes, hospital stays are expensive, and the elderly often don't have enough money to take care of themselves or no family, because of disease, war, and famine, to care for them. Many have health issues that affect their ability to work and get around, and live in unsafe places. Some suffer from Alzheimer's and other age related mental illnesses, dementia etc, and these aren't clearly understood by people in rural communities. Sometimes these conditions, along with the simple fact that they are so old, are misunderstood as signs of being involved with witchcraft. In cases such as this, individuals within communities are ostracized and even ritualistically murdered. What Silver Cord Ministry does is work the Kenyan government to train village elders and other leaders in the community on the specific physical and mental health issues that affect the elderly. What I will be doing is working in a home they have set up similar to what we would call assisted living or a nursing home. I will be cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, and looking after the general well being of the individuals that will be living in the home. The people living in the home would be those that have nothing or no one else to look after them. Since I will be gone for a year the cost of the trip is quite large, $18,950. I have a little over $5,000 saved already (I have until June 1, 2013 to raise the full amount). To help offset some of the costs I am having a fundraiser at the Texas Roadhouse in Council Bluffs April 16, 2013 (it's a Tuesday) from 4-8. All You have to do is go to Texas Roadhouse, eat dinner, and give your server the flyer and tell them you're there to help support my trip and 10% of all the food sales from your ticket/receipt will go towards my trip! It's a super easy way to help out! If you have any questions or need me to email you a copy of the flyers, please don't be afraid to ask me (you can email me at ahouvenagle@gmail.com or check out gofundme.com/Silver-Cord-Kenya and silvercordminitries.com for more info)! Hope to see you there! Anna Houvenagle

Occurs once: Apr 16, 2013 (4:00 PM to 8:00 PM)
Contact Name: Anna Houvenagle
Contact Email: ahouvenagle@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 4029815025
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Texas Roadhouse
3231 S. 24th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

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