Burpee challenge for Redemption Ridge

 Medford, Ore. — Ten emerging community leaders are in fierce competition to raise as much money as possible for Redemption Ridge, an organization that helps victims of sex trafficking. NBC5 News first told you about the challenge last month, when the 10 finalists were selected.

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.

If you’d like to donate to the burpee challenge click HERE. If you’d like to learn more about Redemption Ridge click HERE.



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