In the last 15 years TEM has never had anything stolen from our facility in Z’Orange, Haiti, but there is a first for everything . . . This week a group of men who broke out of jail and are going through the countryside stealing, broke into our storage room and took the food that we have stored there to feed the children. The people in Z’Orange are outraged that someone would steal from us and are trying to find out who the thieves are. I want you to understand – they did not steal the food because they are hungry, they stole it to sell it. These were not people from the valley. Hopefully, they will be caught soon.
School starts on September 1, and now we have no food. Not only did the thieves take the food, they also took the 3 big pots used to cook the food, all 200 of the children’s plates, the spoons they eat with, and the 3 large cooking spoons. We will be able to get more food from Love A Child the 2nd week of September, so we need enough food to last until then. We will also need to buy a steel door and construct a drop ceiling in our storage room where we store the food, to protect it in the future.
WE NEED YOUR HELP—If you would like to designate how you help, we will send an update of the needs as funds are collected; funds not designated will be used as needed. For instance, you could buy one pot, a dozen spoons, or a bag of rice. When you give your gift, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know which need you would like to take care of, and we will take it off the list. Please click on the Contributions tab on the banner at the top of this page to send a gift by PayPal, or send a check to TEM, 1945 Patrician Way, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547.
Here are the needs:
3 large pots $375 – or $125 each
250 spoons $225 – or $10.80 per dozen
3 large cooking spoons $ 75 – or $25 each
4 bags of rice $140 – or $35 each
1 bag of beans $ 50
1 case of cooking oil $ 53 – or $8.88 per gallon
250 aluminum plates $312.50 – or $1.25 each
Total needs by September 1 – $1230.50
Please pray for God’s provisions for His children. I am assured He will provide.
“But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?” – 1 John 3:17