Kevin Murray (claystorm) wrote,
Kevin Murray

Press Release: Intern Pastor To Sleep In Cardboard Box Out In The Cold

My sister, Kate Murray, an Intern Pastor for Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio is going to spend the night out in the cold to raise money to build a house in Biloxi, Mississippi as part of her church’s continuing effort to help in the rebuilding of the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

As such, we are looking for people who have media contacts who might be willing to help us get the word out on this. If you have any contacts or know anyone who has contacts with local and/or national TV, Radio, Newspapers, Magazines, ETC and would be willing to help us get this out into the press that would be great. You can contact me (contact info is on my LJ profile) or my sister (her contact info is below in the press release).

In addition, if you are willing to repost this or any part of this in your own journals / blogs that would awesome as well, and we would really appreciate that. (If you need any of the code, just let me know)

If you want and/or need the original press release you can find it here in PDF document format.
(You will need the Adobe PDF Reader which you can get for free from the Adobe Website)

Lord of Life Lutheran Church

17989 Chillicothe Rd.
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

Contact: Kate Murray
Tel: (440) 543-5505

Church Challenges Members to Raise $25,000 to Build a House in Biloxi, Mississippi

On Wednesday, March 21, 2007, Kate Murray, the intern pastor at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, will voluntarily spend the night out in the cold on the church’s front lawn. Ms. Murray is committed to contributing significantly to the church’s goal of raising $25,000, which will pay for a house in Biloxi. She is taking donations to sponsor her night outside in a cardboard box. This money will directly benefit those who do not have a home because of the lasting effects of Hurricane Katrina.

Ms. Murray was inspired to raise money for Biloxi by a challenge from the senior pastor of Lord of Life, Robert Henderson. Several weeks ago, as a part of the congregation’s continued commitment to rebuilding the Gulf Coast, he gave out ten dollar bills to those in the congregation and asked them to multiply their money to raise the $25,000 needed to build a new house. Some members of the congregation have used their skills as craftspeople to make items to sell. Others have sold old items found in their basements and attics on eBay. Ms. Murray thought about all those who do not have homes and how difficult it would be to sleep in the cold weather. It was then that she decided to sleep outside in solidarity with her brothers and sisters who do not have a house – asking family, friends, and neighbors to donate money for her time in the cold.

Lord of Life is a 900 member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

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If you would like more information, to make a donation, or to schedule an interview with Kate Murray, please call Lord of Life Lutheran Church at (440) 543-5505 or send an e-mail to

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