Greg DeLoach is asking his friends and family for gifts, but not for himself.
The former First Baptist Church of Augusta pastor is asking each of his friends, family and his 2,100 Facebook friends to donate $25 to Developmental Disabilities Ministries, of which he is now president and CEO.
“As you get older, you really don’t want things for yourself,” said DeLoach, who turned 50 on Monday. “I thought, what would mean a lot to me is if people gave to a cause I care deeply about.”
DeLoach, who now lives in Norcross, Ga., is trying to raise $50,000. The campaign will likely extend through the summer.
Developmental Disabilities Ministry operates 19 group homes throughout Georgia for adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Two are in Augusta with a third likely opening within the next couple of months, DeLoach said.