In August 2010, I began working with my local church on a debt reduction campaign. I helped them a few years ago with a capital campaign to build and renovate buildings on the church campus. We needed to pay down the millions of dollars we financed. When they first approached me, I said I was on a personal debt reduction campaign so no volunteer work but ended up being on several committees. I created mailers, pledge cards, prayer tents, prayer books, detail brochures, a web site and video as well as had events with invitations. It worked. We reached our goal of $1,250,000 pledged over the next three years.