Fundraiser to be held at festival
Change is anticipated at this year’s annual Peanut Valley Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Eastern New Mexico University campus in Portales.
Jennifer Neilson, a senior at Eastern New Mexico University, will have a booth dedicated to collecting pocket change for Belize.
The change will be donated to The Word at Work, a nonprofit organization working to help the people of Belize. The Word at Work is a ministry that mobilizes churches and individuals to minister to those in need.
Neilson, a communications major, also uses her photography to help the cause. All of Neilson’s photos can be purchased by donation. She also shoots photos by assignment for donations.
All proceeds go to The Word at Work to help ship needed items to families in need.
Neilson said it costs about $8,000 to ship just one crate of items such as wheelchairs, toys, sewing equipment, and clothes to Belize. For more information visit www.twaw.org, or contact Neilson via her website www.facebook.com/WalkbyFaithPhotography.