Raising the Walls Fundraiser WOD
When: October 25th from 9-11am
Where: West Metro CrossFit
Cost: Suggested $20 Donation, but anything helps (100% goes to Raising the Walls + Sol will do 1 Burpee for every $ raised)!
Teams of 2 will complete 3 rounds of the following for time:
50 Partner Wall Balls (ball bounces off wall to partner)
10 Tire Flips
300m Sled Pull (Alternate as needed)
What’s this all about?
Alright WMCFers, I’m looking for your help to change the lives of families in need! We are partnering up with the non-profit organization Raising the Walls. Here is a little bit about what they do:
Raising the Walls provides housing for families living in extreme poverty. We do this by engaging both corporate and community teams. Teams of volunteers gather in local parking lots or open spaces to construct walls and roof panels of a home(s). This is a great opportunity for businesses, families, neighbors, and other community groups to really make a difference in the lives of others. In just a day, you can change the lives of families forever!
To conduct a build project, teams raise the funds to cover all materials, transportation, and border fees to transport a home into Mexico. Once in Mexico, the house shells are reassembled and completed with drywall, insulation, electrical wiring, doors, windows, and trim. The total cost to build a home is $9,000.
Families who receive these homes are living in make-shift structures made of pallets, cardboard, and plastic, typically on a dirt floor. Families in the rural colonias often earn less than $5 a day. Many of these families eat only one meal a day, consisting normally of only rice, beans, milk, and coffee. As opposed to in the United States, these Mexican families do not have access to welfare or government programs for assistance. Raising the Walls strives to participate in bridging this gap through home building, providing employment opportunities, and offering food outreach programs.
So as you can see this is a great cause and an awesome way to improve the quality of life for a family in need. To make the most impact, we are partnering up with Church at the Ranch
to aid them in their quest to raise the money to build 4 homes! That’s 4 families getting the gift of a 10′ x 40′ insulated, drywalled home with a door, windows, and electricity! All these things which we often take for granted will be a luxury for the families receiving them.
There are 2 ways to get involved:
- Donate. 4 homes at $9000 each is a big goal and any chunk we can knock off of that would be amazing! As an added incentive I will do 1 Burpee for dollar raised by WMCF. My goal is to do 2000 Burpees! I will obviously do these as the donations come in and not all at one time, but I will do them! Click here to get more info and make a donation. Make sure to forward your confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org so I know how many Burpees to do! Both Church at the Ranch and Raising the Walls are 501c3 organizations, so all donations are tax deductible.
- Help Build. On November 2 we need a team to come with me to help assemble a home. This will be done at Church at the Ranch. If you are interested in being part of the building crew shoot me an email and let me know. No experience is needed! Raising the Walls will send out a crew to guide and supervise us, they just need our hands!
I would really like to see some big involvement from our community. On October 25th will be hosting a fundraising WOD to give the way crossfitters do best! But there’s no need to wait to start donating and getting me to do some Burpees. Thanks in advance, let’s change lives together! Contact me with any questions.