Barnesville First has Fun Raising Funds for Disaster Relief with a Flock of Flamingos


Barnesville First UMC is putting the "fun" in fundraising for hurricane relief with a flock of faux flamingos.  

Church and community members are invited to send a flock of pink flamingos to a friend's yard by making a $10 donation to support hurricane relief efforts. The friend can then make a $10 donation to have the flock removed. Buying flock insurance for $30 guarantees that the flamingos will not be allowed to set foot in your yard. Donations of any amount are being accepted for flamingo food. 

All funds raised will go to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).

"This church has a heart for others, and always responds quickly to the needs of others," said church pastor Rev. Cyndi McDonald. "The team leader, Cyndy Roberts, picked flamingos in hopes that this would be more than a First United Methodist Church event. We hope that the whole town will get involved, join the fun, and help those impacted by the hurricane."

The flamingos are currently at the home of 95-year-old Ms. Leonora Ginn. When she heard about the fun-raiser, she immediately placed an order for the flamingos to flock in her own yard. It's a good thing she was quick, as both flamingo flocks are booked for the next week. 

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