Jackson

Family Fun Night
Come with your family and friends to The Lord’s Gym from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, for a free family fun night. There will be Camp AJ-style games, crafts and contests with lots of great prizes. This event is sponsored by The Lord’s Gym and Christian Appalachian Project/Camp AJ.

Fundraiser to support Lord’s Gym
A fundraiser was launched April 29, 2013, by Kerri Mays to raise at least $500 to benefit The Lord’s Gym. The Lord’s Gym of Jackson County is a community activity center located in a rural town in Kentucky. It provides kids and young adults a safe, drug-free place to hang out with friends and exercise after school. Over the past few years, we have seen many kids impacted by this program. We do not want to lose the progress we have made due to lack of funds. We are constantly trying to improve the conditions of the gym and create new programs to help our kids learn and grow. I am asking that you look into your hearts and help support this critical program. Thank you for your support!
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Donations helpful, but more still needed
On February 10, 2013, the Lord’s Gym asked all churches in the county to take up a love offering in order for them to be able to continue their community activity center programs. They have also asked all businesses to consider donating to the program. The Lord’s Gym is now in dire need of funds to pay for increased heating cost and utilities brought about due to winter weather. For example, the gas bill for January was over $2,000 and the insurance bill for the year (more than $4,000) will also be coming due in the next couple of months. In order to cover their programs and activities they are required to carry insurance. These are the Lord’s Gym’s most immediate needs, however they still have several maintenance projects and improvements they would like to do. However, for now that will have to wait.

If you, your church or your business would like to help in some way, then please feel free to contact Col. James Neal Broadus at 606-493-7156, or you can send a donation to: Lord’s Gym of Jackson County, P.O. Box 1168, McKee, KY 40447. They would like to see some church youth groups possibly do some fundraisers in order to help out. If you are interested in doing a fundraiser, then please contact either Kerri Mays, Assistant Program Director, at 267-918-9352 or Kyle Mays, Assistant Program Director, at 859-200-8914.

 

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