I am jumping into the cold waters at the Kingsport Aquatic Center once again to raise money for charity. The last event that they had, the water was a balmy 34 degrees, and the air temp was 9 degrees...fareinheit! If I am crazy enough to do this, I hope that I have some wonderful friends who will support me,... or even create a team and join me (that's me in the red hat and super pale legs... i went last to make sure no one needed help!
I am braving the chilly waters for Heifer International. it is an organization that provides sustainable assistance to impoverished commuities throughout the world. I feel better knowing that i am not just making a one-time monitary donation to help a family for a short time. I am helping to purchase bees, or livestock, like chickens, rabbits, or llamas, and training that allow families to develop a sustainable means of income. This truely is a hand up, not a hand out. Please consider donating to this cause.