An event aimed to provide meals for children will coincide with the grand opening of a new Joplin business.
Life of Hope Ministries will host their Fifth Annual Ride for Hope on Saturday.
It will be held at the Joplin Motor Company by Cycle Connection, which will also be celebrating the grand opening of its store on East 7th Street.
The goal is to raise $15,000 to provide meals for people living in poverty in Guatemala through the end of this year.
3,500 meals a month are provided through the ministry in Guatemala City.
Nancy Hutson with Life of Hope says a lot of these people would not get a meal if it wern’t for this feeding program.
“Being able to work and do mission work in Guatemala alongside the partners that work there, I know exactly where this money goes,” Hutson explained. “I know that every dollar that is given is going to go help children and their families that I get to see about every six weeks when I’m there.”
You can register for the ride Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until noon at the Joplin Motor Company by Cycle Connection.
The registration fee is $50.
A prompt departure for Twin Bridges State Park in Wyandotte is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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The roar of motorcycles is the goal for Saturday, September 7, 2019 for Life of Hope Ministries and their 5th Annual Ride for Hope.
The Joplin Motor Company by Cycle Connection at 402 E. 7th Street in Joplin is the new Presenting Sponsor for this year’s Ride for Hope event and they have set a goal to raise $15,000!
Why this amount? Nancy Hutson, Life of Hope Ministries Director of Advancement, states,
“We feed 3,500 individuals each month in Guatemala City at $1.43 per meal which includes our schools in the ghetto; our community center with 85 children; our landfill and homeless programs and a Saturday AWANA Program which is growing in leaps and bounds.”
“This event can provide the amount needed for October, November and December to provide nutrition and the love of Jesus for a large number of children living in poverty.”
Registration for the Ride for Hope starts at The Joplin Motor Company at 9:00 a.m. with the Ride leaving promptly at 1:00 p.m. to ride to Twin Bridges State Park in Wyandotte, Oklahoma.
The basic registration is a $50 donation and there are more opportunities to help raise funds.
Scott Hutson, Owner of The Joplin Motor Company by Cycle Connection states,
“We are excited to host this event as well as celebrate our Grand Opening on Saturday. There will be tons of door prizes, a Grand Prize Giveaway drawing and more to help feed the children in Guatemala.”
For more information contact Nancy Hutson, 417.825.0080 or visit www.lifeofhope.org.