Several weeks ago I threw out the really aggressive, marginally insane challenge to this blog community to help me raise $100,000 by October 31, 2006.
You will be able to revisit the details of the challenge by clicking on the "Read More" and "Donate Now" thumbnails in the little neighborhood of green homes that you'll see near the upper right hand corner of this page.
For every $1,000 donated we painted one of our houses green!
We are moving in on our deadline date.
So far, readers here have donated $20,500! As you see, we have painted 20 homes thanks to your generosity.
Gifts have come from across the United States! We are most grateful.
Yes, we are far from our original, insane goal to paint 100 houses green.
But, we enjoyed the effort, appreciate the donations and look forward to continuing to attempt to raise the money to paint the rest of the neighborhood by year's end!
You will recall that these dollars were earmarked for our CityWalk @ Akard Downtown housing effort and for food supplies for our large Resource Center here in inner city Dallas.
Both efforts are moving forward, but we still need the funds!
So. . . .one last time before our initial and somewhat artificial deadline:
1) Send Central Dallas Ministries a donation today either by check to Larry James Urban Daily, c/o Central Dallas Ministries, P. O. Box 710385, Dallas, TX 75371-0385 or by donating on-line at www.centraldallasministries.org.
2) Forward this appeal to at least ten of your friends--the more the better!
3) Keep our work in your thoughts and prayers.
I'll keep you posted on our progress as we move toward December 31, 2006, our new target date!