Since then each have found a unique way to encourage donations, from ping pong tournaments to burpee challenges.
For every dollar donated to Redemption Ridge, the founders of Camp 17, a women’s wellness course, will do a burpee.
“We’re at 3,195 as of right now,” Lu Crenshaw says.
The effort is part of a challenge put on by Redemption Ridge to inspire young, emerging leaders in the Rogue Valley to affect change.
“If we could just give of our time and our talents for 30 days, what difference could be made in a community,” Executive Director of Redemption Ridge Sharre Whitson says.
The ladies will complete burpees in 5 minute intervals, allowing others to jump in and help while they rest for just 1 minute. It will be physically challenging, but both say, it’s well worth it.
So far between all 10 emerging leaders, $43,000 has been raised, much of the money is going to help build a safe house for sex trafficking victims in Jackson County.
Executive Producer Kristin Hosfelt anchors NBC5 News weeknights at 5 and 6. Originally from the Bay Area, Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University.
She came to KOBI-TV/NBC5 from Bangor, Maine where she was the evening news anchor. Kristin has won multiple journalism awards including Best Feature Reporting in the State of Maine. In 2017, her investigation on lead pipes in Medford’s water system was named Best News Series by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.
When Kristin is not sharing the news, she’s traveling, hunting down the best burrito, or buried in a Jodi Picoult novel. She’s also a Green Bay Packers shareholder; if you see her out and about she’d be happy to tell you the story of how a California girl became a cheesehead.