Saturday, November 10, 2007

Tabasco update

CAM International will very soon make the Tabasco relief project an official field project. This will help considerably with administrating the funds received, as well as provide a means to receive a tax-deductible receipt. A vote to approve the project is pending. I will advise here on the blog as soon as I hear.

My mother informed me that she has received several of the checks that you have sent in. I now have access to about half of the total monies that were donated. The goal is to deliver the foodstuffs by the end of the month, either personally (along with at least two guys in the church, Alberto and Miguel) or through another church. The initial option remains an option, however we are looking into several others as well.

Getting the relief supplies to Tabasco involved several step, including a specific destination written out, or else the Mexican army confiscates the supplies. There other option we considered was taking the funds directly to Villahermosa, Tabasco, but reports are that there is no food to even buy there...everything has been consumed (or looted).

The total amount pledged (that I know of) is now $1316. It has been AMAZING to see how you all have responded to this need.

Food collection centers are cropping up all over the neighborhood where we live...can we as a church do anything less?!?

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