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OC Now | February 2019

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F E B R U A R Y   2 0 1 9   |   It’s hard to believe we are already into February! We are excited and expectant of what God is going to do through OneCompassion this month. With the amount of dreams and aspirations we have to reach our community, we are reminded that God’s plans and dreams far exceed our own. “No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”, says 1 Corinthians 2:9. What a mysterious and glorious reminder, that we cannot even begin to out-do God’s plans for us this month!

karma keg logo.
K A R M A   K E G   |   On Friday, February 8, you are invited to Karma Keg, a fantastic philanthropic event that is benefitting OneCompassion! Each month, Karma Keg chooses a different charity to support and a unique, local establishment that generously agrees to host the event. You can enjoy drinks and light snacks in exchange for a donation, and all proceeds from each event go directly to the selected charity. Join us on Friday from 5-7 at Little City Brewing for drinks and light snacks in exchange for a donation to OneCompassion! All proceeds will go directly to OneCompassion. RSVP here!

one table volunteers serving food.
O N E T A B L E   |   Join us on Thursday, February 21 from 5-7 pm in this time of community and togetherness! OneTable is a neighborhood event series designed to encourage togetherness, community, inclusiveness and compassion by offering a free, hot meal to all guests that attend. There will be kid-friendly activities to keep everyone engaged. All are welcome! RSVP here to attend the event. If you’re interested in volunteering, please click here.

a mentor and mentee eating lunch together.
M E N T O R   P R O G R A M   |   Our mentors have officially kicked off the spring semester with their mentees! We are thrilled to have 14 mentors making a difference at Cooper Academy for the remainder of the year!

B U I L D   M I N I S T R Y   |   Do you know someone in need in the community? Nominate them for our build ministry here.

D O N A T E   |   Love what we are doing? It wouldn’t be possible without our community partners’ support. So many of our neighbors are in need; with your help, we can help people in crisis get back on the road to self-sustainability. Donate here.

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Completion of home project for Raleigh family facing tragedy

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the group of volunteers working on the home.

OneCompassion is excited to reveal the completed exterior project of the Earp home in Raleigh, North Carolina! After walking with the family after they lost their son in July, OneCompassion was privileged to coordinate and complete the project with help from community member volunteers and local businesses. We will continue to support the Earps with our Holiday ministry and help many other families that are nominated through our Build ministry.  

The story.

On July 1, 2018, Jeremie Earp, 36, saw an 8-year-old boy struggling in the water near the Little River Dam, and he heroically jumped in to save him. While he was able to hold the boy above water to be rescued, Earp tragically disappeared under the water himself. Two others jumped in to pull Earp to land and perform CPR, but efforts were unsuccessful, and he died giving his life for another. 

The project.

Jeremie’s motivation for moving back to his parents’ home, and ultimately, his final wish, was that the exterior of his parents’ home be renovated, secured, and made accessible for them as they face other hardships. His parents, Vickie and Randy Earp, were nominated for OneCompassion’s Build ministry and after OneCompassion met with the family and attended their late son’s funeral, they began coordinating the project. Initial assessment showed that the Earp home needed a lot of love and labor after being warn down from weather and woodpeckers that drilled their way through all sides of the house. After three days of volunteer work and vendor support, the exterior was demolished, then new windows, insulation, wrap, and siding were installed and fresh coats of trim paint were applied. The project was completed thanks to OneCompassion, One27 Homes, Arrow Outdoor Services, Goldsboro Builders Supply, Eastern Aluminum Supply, Inc., Season to Season Lawncare and Landscaping, and JDR Inc. 

the group of nineteen volunteers who helped renovate the Earp home.

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