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Special Olympics

May 22, 2009

Ahough I have a sister who once competed in the Virginia Special Olympics, I had never participated either as a spectator or a helper. On April 15, 2009, Alyn Judkins, Benjy Brown, and I were volunteers working with Alyn’s son, Peyton, who was a participant in the Special Olympics. Peyton was participating along with many other students from his school Hidden Treasures.

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MCASC Fishing Tournament

May 20, 2009


The 1st Annual Mechanical Contractors Association of South Carolina (MCASC) Coastal Area Fishing Tournament for Scholarships was held May 16th in Mount Pleasant, SC. 

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First Annual Rice Vinskus Scholarship Golf Tournament

May 11, 2009

The First Annual Rice Vinskus Scholarship Golf Tournament was held on May 1, 2009at Southern Oaks golf course in Easley, SC. Despite the early morning rain clouds and wind, the Lord blessed us with beautiful weather for the tournament. We had an AMAZING turn out and had so much fun raising money for the scholarship fund!

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MDA Lock Up

May 1, 2009

On April 29th, I was put in handcuffs, escorted out the front door, and taken to prison. Fortunately, the handcuffs were plastic, the arresting officer came in a Land Rover, and my prison consisted of a catered lunch at the Thornblade Country Club. The Muscular Dystrophy Association held their annual Lock-Up to raise money for their foundation, and I was nominated to participate in this year’s fundraiser.

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Make-A-Wish Foundation

April 22, 2009

Here at Eastern we have Blue Jean Fridays. This may not seem abnormal since most corporations have some sort of casual Friday attire; however, we take this time to also donate money to a local charity or cause.

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Update from India

March 31, 2009

Eastern is proud to partner with Bell-O-Seal Valves on an endeavor that will hopefully revolutionize a community.  We have received updated pictures from India.  This project will hopefully be completed in May of 2009.  To learn more about the church and commuinty in which it is being built please click here.

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Red Cross Certification

March 11, 2009

Our Huntsville location just recently completed First Aid, CPR, and Defibrillator Training on February 28, 2009. Ten Associates and three family members participated which was a very good turnout. Everyone in attendance learned how to help fellow employees if an emergency situation were to occur while at work. Plus training can be utilized outside of the Eastern walls within the community or at home with loved ones if the need for assistance arises.

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The Vision of a Children’s Home

February 27, 2009


A shared vision combined with a common desire to change the lives of orphaned children led Eastern Cares to partner with Mpeli and Neema Mwaisumbe in 2005 to begin the Daily Bread Life Children’s Home in Iringa, Tanzania.

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True Rewards

January 20, 2009

In November, I went with a missions group called Sports Evangelism and Missions (SEAM) to the Dominican Republic. We met up with Score International and between the two organizations, there were 260 people involved in the mission trip. Each day, we split into five groups and went to various cities to lead baseball clinics teaching infield, outfield, pitching, catching and hitting. We saw thousands of boys each day at these clinics. What a passion these kids have for baseball!

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Building a Church Against Opposition

December 31, 2008

Imagine not only having to travel a great distance just to go to church, but to do so amidst an often hostile environment. That was the case for more than 100 Christian families of Subramanya Nagar in Puttur village, Udupi Taluk in South India until Rajesh Salins of Bell-O-Seal Valve, one of Eastern’s business contacts, was inspired by God to construct a church in order to benefit all Christians in the area. Despite his commitment of resources and land, Salins encountered staunch opposition from local non-Christians. Even after laying a foundation on property he gave for the church building, work continued to be hindered. So, Salins donated the property to CSI Church Association. However, the faithfulness of Salins, the CSI Church Association, and other believers to God’s call to build a church proved stronger than the opposition as they finally succeeded in convincing the locals to let building continue. As a result of much prayer and faithfulness in reaching out to Christians all over the world, the church, named CSI St. Paul’s Church, is near completion with work on a parsonage set to start soon.

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