Run to Rebuild South Sudan 2016
Donations for education in South Sudan are still coming in!
We want to give send a sincere “Thank you!” for the $7,683 collected so far.
It was on a foggy Sunday morning that our brave runners for Rebuild South Sudan ran at the 2016 San Francisco Marathon. Rebuild South Sudan has long been running in races as part of the quest to raise awareness of the South Sudanese story. Judy, Lee, Katie and Dawn all ran to remember the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan who had to run from their villages in order to survive.
It is difficult to imagine that some people across the ocean are running right now for their lives as the government in South Sudan is unstable. Families, single mothers and orphans have no choice but to take everything that they can carry with them and flee in quest of a safer life. We are glad that people like our runners are investing their time and energy in trying to not only share the pain with the people in South Sudan, but to also bring the light on this unfortunate situation.
Each runner has gained more than personal satisfaction, but they have gained personal fulfillment knowing that running for the 2016 San Francisco Marathon was more than just a race; it was literally a race to save the people in South Sudan.
Here is a an inspiring reflection by Lee on his experience:
Make their miles matter and donate based on our runner’s achievements!
Support education in South Sudan with Judy Smith, by sponsoring her for one dollar per minute. Donate $33.04 to provide an optimal learning environment for teachers and students. The most common location for school in South Sudan is under a tree; we’re working on a floor and walls for the building.
Support education in South Sudan with Dawn Noelle Smith Beutler, by sponsoring her for one dollars per minute. Donate $34.05 to contribute to a system of education in South Sudan, which is an exit from cycles of violence and decades of war.
Support education in South Sudan with Katie Rivers, by sponsoring her for one dollar per minute. Donate $31.33 to search for grant funding to complete the floors and walls on the school building as she steps into the role of Executive Director.
You can also shout out to the entire team with a $35.50 donation, which is one dollar per mile for the team mileage total, through Judy’s page.