Tearfund's Rise Up Challenge!
Ever wanted to climb Machu Picchu? Kilimanjaro? Or the mighty Mount Everest?
Well now you can! (and help provide critically needed food to the world's poorest families facing COVID-19)
RISE UP! and Conquer one of 7 famous mountains using your stairs, treadmill, or neighbourhood sidewalk. Every step you take will raise money to provide urgently needed food to families in the world’s poorest places as they face the challenges of COVID-19.
How it works:
- Sign-up as an individual or create a team!
- Select which mountain you will climb (below)
- Invite your friends! You’ll need help conquering your mountain.
- Start your climb!
- Take a photo at the summit and share
Prizes will be given to
- Who climbs the highest
- Who climbs the most mountains
- Who raises the most funds
How your funds will help the poor.
As COVID-19 shuts down the world, the poorest countries are the hardest hit. Over 16.1 million people in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania already live in extreme poverty. They struggle to feed their families when times are good. Now with COVID-19, they face the threat of starvation. In fact, experts fear that more people will die from starvation than the virus itself.
But together we can help prevent this from happening. We have already started working with our partners to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but now we need to prepare for the massive hunger crisis on the horizon. Every dollar you raise will help buy emergency food to be distributed by our local church partners to the world’s poorest communities.
$32 - provides calorie-rich cooking oil for a family for two months
$60 - provides protein-filled beans for a family for two months
$210 - provides staple grains like flour or rice for a family for two months
"Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move..." - Matthew 17:20