One Million Pennies!
On May 21, 2015, we celebrated our social ministry campaign to raise 1,000,000 pennies to support the Shallow Well program sponsored by Marion Medical Mission! Thanks be to God!
Our one year campaign continued into September resulting in a total of $1,298,061 pennies being generously contributed. One million of these were displayed at Immanuel Lutheran's 90th Anniversary celebration on September 12-13, and at the Jackson Cascades Falls on September 19. The $12,980.61 was sufficient to fund 32 wells.
The goal of this program is to provide safe drinking water for African villages by installing shallow wells that are sealed to prevent surface contamination.
Each well costs $400 (40,000 pennies) to install and provides safe drinking water for 100-300 people. Read the MLive article Church collects one million pennies to build wells in Africa for additional information.
We are continuing to collect "Pennies for Wells" through a monthly free will offering collected on the 4th Sunday of each month.
Immanuel Lutheran Church (ELCA) •
1505 West Michigan Avenue •
Jackson, Michigan 49202 •