25th January 2017
Today is like a glorious summers day in Ireland. Lovely blue skies and sunshine but not too hot.
I’m back now about 10 days and knuckling down to work again – although after such a long break and a new dose of a cold last week, I’m easing into it slowly enough!
I was able to hand over donations to the Religious Sisters of Jesus and Mary here in Jean Rabel last week which totalled $2,700 being the online donations received through https://www.gofundme.com/24z2nrck and the monies raised during my Christmas holidays in Ireland.
We held a lovely Mulled Wine event and sale of Haitian made craft items at home and also had a Sale in the National Library of Ireland. The Library also held a Bake Off for the Jean Rabel fund, and in all we raised €1118 over Christmas. Sisters Rose and Nazareth were delighted to accept this money on behalf of the people in the area who will benefit from the kindness of all you Irish people who came along and /or supported my fund-raising efforts.
$1,350 has gone to the Ladies Workshop and $1,350 towards schools, livelihoods (purchase of seeds and animals to replace those lost during Hurricane Matthew) and to plant trees to counteract the effects of deforestation.
Thank you all once again for everything.
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