Weekly Race for Hope Update for VOH!

We want to say a big THANK YOU to those who have already signed up as Race for Hope Runners and Walkers. Thank you for all of your hard work so far raising money for Vision of Hope.  We are within THREE WEEKS of the big event.


The Goals

Vision of Hope has the goal of raising $40,000 in this year’s event.  We hope to do that by recruiting 40 teams who each have the goal of raising $1,000 for the ministry.


Results as of today

Vision of Hope has 103 registered participants on 30 different teams, which is 75% of our team recruitment goal. Last week we had 91 registered participants on 29


As of today, we have collectively raised $7,686, which is up from last week’s $5,936.  We are at 19.2% of our fundraising goal!

Ongoing Goals…

We need 10 more teams to reach our team goal.

We are $32,314 away from
reaching our fundraising goal

If you have already formed a team, please be not only asking friends and family to join your team, but also encourage others to consider forming a new team for Vision of Hope.  We need to get as close to our team goal as possible to succeed in meeting our overall fundraising goal.

Weekly Stats…

Here are the the bragging rights for this week:

  • Top individual fundraiser for VOH for May 24th Stephanie Joy Van Ommeren $630 (wins a $5
    Starbucks card for this week for being in first place)

    • Top
      ten list for individual fundraisers:
  1. Stephanie
    Joy Van Ommeren – $630
  2. Karla
    Lane – $597
  3. Stephanie
    Burkholder – $320
  4. BreyAnne
    Eastin – $310
  5. Deb
    Trilus – $300
  6. Bethany
    Spence – $280
  7. Sarah
    Landolt – $275
  8. Janice
    Myer – $240
  9. Heather
    Starkweather – $200
  10. Janessa
    Bjornstad – $180
  • Top team for VOH for May 17thHope for the Future $1137 (GREAT job!!)
  • Top
    ten teams:
  1. Hope
    for the Future – $1,137
  2. Hope
    Alive – $810
  3. Glimmer
    of Hope – $648
  4. Friends
    and Family Love VOH! – $620
  5. Jolly
    Ranchers – $565
  6. Hebrews
    12:1 – $405
  7. Hope*O*Curante
    – $390
  8. Team
    Starkey – $325
  9. Got
    Hope? – $305
  10. Hopeful
    Harmony – $285


This Week’s Advice –

From now until race day the main theme and goals should be to ask lots of people to support you financially.  It’s a fundraising blitz from now until race day, trying to see how many people you can get to give toward your personal fundraising goal.  If we all work together I believe we will be able to hit our ministry’s fundraising goal.

Thank you again for being involved to raise money to support the work that Vision of Hope is doing to serve hurting girls.  We are so thankful for your support.  Look for another update on Friday, May 31st.  I wonder if anyone will be able to catch up with Miss StephanieJoy!!!

Bethany Dunn
Bethany heard about Vision of Hope while attending Word of Life Bible Institute in Florida. When she began praying about what God wanted her to do after graduating, He kept bringing Vision of Hope to her mind. Knowing that there was an internship available, Bethany applied, was accepted, and began her internship with VOH in July, 2012. Since then she has been amazed at the opportunities God has given her to learn more about His Word and how it applies to everyday life. Bethany now serves on staff at Vision of Hope.