Evansville Church is Hosting a Garage Sale Fundraiser This Saturday
Summer is here, the weather is warmer, and that means you can expect to see more and more garage sales. Every Saturday morning, you’re sure to find a handful of different sales in the Evansville area. I have to inform you of a garage sale in particular.
The Turning Pointe UMC Garage Sale
On Saturday, June 4, 2022, Turning Pointe UMC, located at 9800 Middle Mt. Vernon Road, is hosting a special garage sale from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. This year’s sale will include a wide variety of items, like baby clothes, toys, strollers, books, records, VHS tapes, DVDs, tableware, household items, adult clothes , furniture, tools and a huge assortment of frames.
Unlike most other garage sales, it’s not just about getting rid of a bunch of old stuff in order to make room for new stuff. This garage sale is to raise money, not for the church, but for an organization that saves lives in Costa Rica. The Turning Pointe continues its partnership with Agua Viva Serves.
Give drinking water as a gift
It’s hard (dare I say impossible) for me to imagine not being able to have a glass of water just about anytime. Whether I’m at work, at home or at a friend’s house, it’s just assumed that when I turn on a tap, I can expect clean, safe drinking water to come out – and that’s the case for almost everyone reading this. This is not the case, however, for many people around the world. Agua Viva (which literally means living water) is trying to do something about it.
Agua Viva Serves is a non-profit organization that works to provide clean and safe drinking water to rural areas in northern Costa Rica. This is done by drilling wells deep enough in the ground to reach sustainable, clean and safe water. They drilled their first well in 2010 and it still provides drinking water today. By 2017, they had drilled over 70 wells, providing drinking water to nearly 7,000 people. Visit the Agua Viva Serves website to learn more or to donate directly to them.
A partnership that saves lives
The Turning Pointe UMC has been part of the Agua Viva Serves mission since 2017. Over the years, they have sent teams to Costa Rica to help lay water pipes and build water towers, which they will be doing again in 2022. The Turning Pointe will also be donating all money raised from this year’s garage sale to Agua Viva Serves.
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