GREAT NEWS!!! On June 18 2014,Friends of Students for 60,000 was approved for a third “challenge” (matching) grant, this time for $12,000, from the California-based humanitarian SG Foundation to continue our house-building in Chacraseca!
This means that we really need to reach out to our donors so that we can have the funds to match this grant!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE consider making a donation NOW for safe housing for the poor in Chacraseca. (click the DONATE button to donate through paypal!)
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June 19, 2013 — Maryknoll Sister Rita Owczarek, a long-time nurse, health educator and missioner in Nicaragua, died last Sunday in the Maryknoll Sisters Residential Care in New York. She was 95 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 65 years, much of which was spent in Nicaragua. Known for her feistiness, Sister Rita rose to every challenge she ever received as a missioner. At one time, she even incurred a bullet wound, which ran through her bible and into her leg. Characteristically, Sister Rita didn’t even notice that she had been wounded until, after boarding a bus, one of the locals pointed to her leg and told her it was bleeding. …“I never fail to admire and attempt to live the deep faith and hope of these wonderful people through countless catastrophes of nature, an attempt at democracy after a revolution, and political corruption,” Sister Rita wrote in a report submitted to her congregation in 2006.
From our members who run Project HOPE:
Dear Friends of HOPE-
Thanks to all of our dedicated friends and supporters, we were able to serve over 175 guests a wonderful St Patrick’s Day supper, sponsored by the Friends of Students for 60K. Our chef, Alan Zox, cooked up a fabulous dinner of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots, and our soup chefs, Nanci and Jen, served split pea soup. We rounded out our dinner with delicious Irish soda bread, donated by Copenhagen Bakery. While our guests ate, they were entertained by dancers from the Petri School of Irish Step Dancing. Special thanks to our Temple Beth El kitchen staff and to the Students for 60K, who were our ‘volunteers of the day’!
Together we are making a difference!
Carol and Sue
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