On Saturday September 7, 2019, more than 250 spirited MJM supporters rallied together to send a resounding statement of support to the special needs population in our community. With the increasing support from the local community, the vision of bridging the gap of programs for the unserved and underserved adults with intellectual disabilities in Rockingham County and surrounding areas will soon become a reality.
Mount Jubilee far exceeded their goal of $50,000 at the 4th Annual Family Fun Walk/Run/Auction generating over $70,170! Donations and in-kind services were secured throughout the community from corporate, business, church and individual partners. Opportunities to continue impacting the final revenue of this signature event remain open throughout September. Donations may be made online at MountJubilee.org or by mailing checks to MJM, PO Box 81, Reidsville, NC 27323.
The final report of the event will be highlighted in the MJM Fall newsletter as well as distributed to the database.
MJM’s Executive Director, Cecil Cottrell enthusiastically commented, “Thanks to each of you who participated, volunteered, gave generously and supported MJM’s signature fundraising event. In addition to the funds generated from the event, our promise of hope and outreach to the special needs population remains a reality!”
Face painting, bubbles, popcorn, music, bouncy houses, and fellowship all took place before conquering the 5K and 1K course for the walk/ run. A delicious lunch provided by Pennrose Park Country Club followed the walk/run. After lunch, the popular MJM auction began with bidders taking home bargains ranging from mountain and beach getaways, to furniture, sporting event tickets and much more. Everyone left assured they were partners in a grassroots effort with MJM to provide needed programs and services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.
Mount Jubilee Ministries was established in 2005 by a group of individuals desiring to partner with the special needs population and their families to provide enrichment opportunities for productive living. The ministry has hosted Camp Jubilee, a residential summer camp, for fifteen years. Camp Jubilee 2019 was held at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Education Center in Reidsville, NC on June 16-20 with 46 campers and over 60 volunteers. The first expansion of programs for MJM will come this fall with MJM opening the doors of His Path Developmental Day Program, which will eventually serve up to 16 individuals with Intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Please visit the MJM website at www.mountjubileeministries.com to learn more about the opportunities for participating, volunteering and providing financial support for Rockingham County’s special needs population. Also feel free to contact Cecil Cottrell, MJM’s Executive Director at [email protected]