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Former Raiders executive going global for good cause

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.”

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  • The_Judge37

    La Primera Lives!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I hope this wasn’t the news Cork was talking about.

  • The_Judge37

    FIRE DENNIS NOW
    PROMOTE SPORANO NOW
    HIRE LOVIE SOON

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.

  • ESETERIK78

    “Throwin Randy Hanson over furniture!”

  • Priesttj12

    ESETERIK78 Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    They might as well trade Pryor if they can get something for him. They already fuct the whole thing up. They had a perfect opportunity to give TP a four game audition at the end of 2012 and didn’t do it. Ran Palmer, who–as we all know–is history, out there instead for no good reason. What a fuggin waste.
    ***************************************
    And people wonder why I don’t trust him as far as I can throw him. Any GM worth his salt would know that is a pivotal decision needed to be made. He lets the dumbell HC steer him down the river.

    After seeing what Kappy did in the playoffs he knows that there is that kind of potential there thus in is own words “he says the sky is the limit” this is a mistake HE cannot make and survive it.

  • ESETERIK78

    Or was that Kawakami?

  • pcraider

    Hey congrats Herrera errrrr Hunter Thompson

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