Announcing the 2009 Campaign for the Dr. William J. Harvey III, Memorial

Philadelphia, PA, March 20, 2009 --( Prudence Harvey, an artist and one time Philadelphia business owner, is launching the 2009 campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Dr. William J. Harvey III, Memorial (Harvey Memorial). The non-profit group, founded in honor her late husband, is focused on supporting the 109-year-old Providence Mission in Malawi. This year’s campaign will gather funds for the Sewing Machine Project. The goal is to set up a small cottage factory and training center at the Providence Mission. According to Mrs. Harvey, this project will foster independence and help women to provide for their families. She will be making appearances at churches and other venues throughout the Philadelphia region to promote the project.

Dr. Harvey, (also known as “Mr. Foreign Mission”) served as the pastor to local congregations and later headed the Foreign Mission Outreach of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. for more than 40 years. In that time he traveled more than 2.5 million miles to missions in Africa, Central America, the Caribbean and the United States.

According to David Emmanuel Goatly, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, “William J. Harvey III, is one of the most significant Christian leaders of the 20th Century. His service as Executive Secretary of the Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. placed him at the forefront of the global missional agenda of the largest African American Christian community in the world. His impact has been felt far and wide, and the seeds he planted and watered continue to bear fruit as God gives increase.”

Dr. William J. Harvey, III Memorial
Florence Mickens