The global COVID-19 pandemic has led to lock-downs and shuttered businesses around the world. In southern Africa, there are many families whose livelihoods have suffered and who face dire circumstances.
It is often said by those who are obeying the stay-at-home orders, "We won't die from coronavirus, but we will die from hunger."
During this time, we at Comfort for Africa have shifted our ministry focus and returned to our roots as a direct relief agency. Partnering with local churches and organizations, we have been delivering much-needed food parcels or grocery store vouchers to families in Eswatini, Mozambique, and the Republic of South Africa.
To help us to continue to fund our relief efforts, Comfort for Africa is holding a virtual relief run. The Relief Run will take place during the month of July, the time when our annual short-term team from the USA usually visits Eswatini.
The "official" distance is a 5K. For team veterans, this is the approximate distance from the conference center where our team stays to the orphan care point in Fairview.
To participate, just purchase a Relief Run T-Shirt below, and then plan your own run. Or your own walk. It's a pretty flexible event. If 5K is too far, set your own distance.
What we'd really like to see is your social media posts showing how you completed your course. Did you run around your neighborhood? Take a hike in the woods? Walk your dog in a park? Mow your lawn? Or maybe just walk to your mailbox and back ? However you complete your Relief Run, please post a photo and use the hashtag #ReliefRun2020, and don't forget to tag Comfort for Africa.
The T-Shirt of the CFA Relief Run is a beautiful light blue with the event logo on the front. It is available in Adult sizes for $35 and in Child sizes for $15. Shipping is included in the cost of the shirts.
Proceeds from the sale of these shirts will go to CFA's hunger relief efforts in Southern Africa.
The sale of one adult shirt buys a parcel of food necessities to help feed a family for one month.
1) Order your Comfort for Africa Relief Run 2020 shirts today.
2) Complete your virtual relief run in July.
3) Post a photo on social media with the hashtag #ReliefRun2020
4) Remember to tag Comfort for Africa in your post!
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