If you helped the people affected by the disaster on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua, you need to read this and see what an effect it is having. When it got to the part about all of them going to the church to give thanks, I needed a tissue. For a little over $6/family they not only got desperately needed supplies, they understood that there are many others out here in the world who care about them. If you want to help, go here – http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/help-los-ramos-rebuild/248011 Every single penny is going to these loving and gentle people who are having a very hard time right now. Thank you Deb for heading up this effort!
It’s not often that one gets to see immediate results of their donations or knows that all of the money received goes directly to those who need it the most. For $800 we bought over 1,000 pounds of food for 125 families. That averages out to be $6 for each goodie bag. Thanks, Kris, for figuring that one out for me. 🙂 No overhead costs, no administrative costs…all the money goes directly to these lovely families of Los Ramos.
On Saturday, Ron and I walked…and sometimes climbed, scooted, and tramped over boulders to get into Los Ramos to help distribute the food bags to each family. See my earlier post.
When we arrived, Ever’s family was busy scooping rice, pouring cooking oil into small plastic bags, and packing the bags for 125 families living in Los Ramos. Landslides destroyed their community.
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