Solid Rock begins backpack project

HALEYVILLE - A local church is partnering up to make life better for a very special group of children.
Solid Rock Church  in Haleyville is partnering with the nonprofit Mendem Foundation - founded by local physician,  Jeffrey Chenyi - to help provide back packs for over 1,000 children attending school in the nation of Cameroon on the continent of Africa. These children recently returned to school for the first time after four years of armed civil unrest in the northwest region of Cameroon.
In addition, the church is raising money to fund a well and plumbing system for the orphanage, school, and the whole city of Bokova in the southwest region of Cameroon.   Total funds needed are approximately $5,000 for the backpacks and $15,000 for the water system.  
Currently, the children carry their books to school in a brown paper sack or bag and walk 3-5 miles to fetch potable water.  
“We would like to show the children and citizens of Bokova the love of Jesus in action.   Our desire is to make this giving project available to our community and other area churches.   Together, we can be the hands and feet of Jesus, come together to make a difference in Cameroon for the glory of God and  lift His Name Up!”  church officials stated.
Donations can be mailed to Solid Rock Church at P.O. Box 1029, Haleyville, AL. 35565  or dropped off in the church’s dropbox   at Newburg Road.  Checks can be made payable to Solid Rock Church.  Please designate on the donation that it is for  Bokova.  
Electronic giving  options are available, as well,  through the cash app at $SolidRockHaleyville.  All donations are tax deductible.  
For more information, please call Solid Rock Church at (205) 486-4736.


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