By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 1:33 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Former Raiders executive John Herrera checked in to say he is enjoying his retirement after spending most of his adult life in the NFL, and most of that time with the Raiders. He also passed along some news about a venture he is taking part in later this summer. It’s worth the read and for a good cause. If you’re interested in helping out, there’s a mailing address within the story below.
World Vision and Clayton Community Church Members to Visit Africa for a Two Week Trip To Distribute Mosquito Nets, Check on Fresh Water Wells and Medical Clinics
On July 23, members of World Vision and The Clayton Community Church are embarking on a trip to Hamaundu, Zambia, with the goal of helping those in need.
A group of 12 specially selected people – all from Concord, Clayton and Pleasant Hill– will be leaving for a two-week trip to dispense mosquito nets, check on fresh water wells and medical clinics
Clayton Community Church has raised $76,000, which is earmarked for the purchase of mosquito nets that will be distributed to those in need in Zambia. The gift will be presented to the Zambians to assist them in their effort to to help fight malaria, an extremely common and deadly disease in Africa, where 555,000 people die from this sickness every year. This donation has the potential to help save the lives of thousands of people.
To help fund the trip, Clayton Community Church is hosting a silent auction Sunday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. at The Diablo Valley Middle School in Clayton. Items up for bid include autographed memorabilia, artwork, vacations, wine and other valuable items. Those interested in contributing, but unable to attend the auction, are asked to mail their contribution to Clayton Community Church, 6055 Main Street, Clayton, Ca., 94517.
The team will visit the children they sponsor in Africa. John Herrera, a member of Clayton Community Church, is part of the 12-person contingent going to Zambia.
Several current and former Raiders, as well as other NFL luminaries, are expected to attend the event.
“I am grateful to everyone who donates to this cause” Herrera said. “I am proud to be an ambassador for such a great cause.”