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Executive Director of the National Day of Care Lives on Rooftop to Raise Funds for African Orphanages

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National Day of Care will sponsor a fundraising campaign called “Get Mike Down” in order to create awareness of the millions of children who “need a roof over their heads.” Dr. Mike Hattabaugh, executive director of National Day of Care, will live on the rooftop of a local business in order to raise money to build roofs for African orphanages as well as to recruit people from all across America for the cause. The goal is to raise $60,000.

WHO: National Day of Care is an annual initiative encouraging all Americans to respond to the plight of orphans and those affected by AIDS in Africa, as well as victims of other humanitarian crises. This year, the National Day of Care will be observed on Sun., Feb. 10. Dr. Hattabaugh, in addition to serving as executive director of the National Day of Care, is the founding pastor of Gathering Community Church in Farmington, N.M., and is involved in several mission and charitable projects.

Fri., Feb. 1 – Thurs., Feb. 7

WHERE: Treadworks
4227 E. Main St.
Farmington, N.M. 87402

Orphanages to receive donations are No More Tears Children’s Home in Sierra Leone; Children’s Hope Chest in Swaziland; and an orphanage in Sudan through Shaohannah’s Hope, the ministry of Christian recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman. Chapman will be performing a concert Feb. 25 in Farmington during which Mike will present a check on stage.

Individuals, civic organizations, businesses and churches are encouraged to donate funds in one of four ways:

  1. Go online to www.GetMikeDown.com
  2. Call Mike on the roof at 505-320-3505
  3. Go to Treadworks in Farmington
  4. Send a donation to National Day of Care, P.O. Box 93653, Albuquerque, NM, 87199

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