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Crazy Love Summer

The Crazy Love Summer was a series of service projects and events for all ages that took place during the months of June, July, and August of 2010. This experiment of "love in action" was designed to meet practical needs, as well as to inspire other small groups to conduct similar campaigns of their own.

While the 2009 Crazy Love Tour sought to answer the question, "What can a small, but committed, group of teenage Christ-followers accomplish in seven days?" the Crazy Love Summer of 2010 was designed to demonstrate the impact that can be made by a small congregation in just two months!

The Results... In two months, our small congregation of 90 members (including children) were able to:

  • Prepare and serve 850 hot meals
  • Fund 3 well projects in Western Kenya, bringing clean water to over 2,100
  • Distribute a two-week supply of food to over 3,000 people in Fresno County
  • Share tangible expressions of love with hundreds of children in Mendota, CA
  • Coordinate a city-wide food drive resulting in 15,164 lbs. of donations in 8 hours
  • Provide $1,650 in gift cards to rescued sex trafficking survivors
  • Raise and distribute $20,000 to meet the needs of others
  • Summary of Participation:

  • 270 individuals participated, giving of their time and/or resources.
  • 140 individuals volunteered at one or more events.
  • 81 volunteers were members of Church of God of San Jose (90% participation rate)
  • Over 3,000 hours of volunteer service were invested
  • Crazy Love Summer Intinerary:

    June

    26 Ice Cream Zoofari at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (San Jose Family Shelter)

    29 Badwater for Good Water Walk II in Death Valley (African Water Project)

    July

    02 Summer Suppers - prepare dinner for 100 (San Jose Family Shelter)

    16 Emergency Food Distribution in Coalinga (Community Food Bank of Fresno Co.)

    16 Summer Suppers - prepare dinner for 100 (San Jose Family Shelter)

    17 Essential Services Health Fair & Food Distribution in Kerman, CA

    24 Rummage Sale, Car Wash & BBQ III to raise funds for Crazy Love Summer supplies

    30 Summer Suppers - prepare dinner for 100 (San Jose Family Shelter)

    31 Flyer Distribution for city-wide food drive in San Jose, CA (Church of God of San Jose)

    August

    07 Food 4others Drive (Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara Co.)

    14 Community BBQ & Kid's Day in Mendota, CA

    21 Rummage Sale, Car Wash & BBQ IV to raise funds for Crazy Love Summer supplies

    22 Courage Sunday at Church of God of San Jose (Courage House, Rocklin, CA)

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