I RECEIVED THIS BEAUTIFUL EMAIL FROM A COLLEAGUE WHO IS A HEALER IN NEARBY CT. WHICH YOU WILL SEE BELOW. PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING THIS CHARITABLE PROJECT!
So, I told Chris Gay of Engage Now Africa (http://engagenowafrica.org/) that I want to build a well in Africa. Not me, but you know what I mean! They recently had a deep well dug in northern Ghana, (and, yes, Chris DID go there) and I loved seeing his pictures…with a beautiful community garden right next to the well. For years, I’ve wanted to do this (before it became an “IN” thing to do) on behalf of my family, but the deep well would cost somewhere between $10,000-15,000, and that seemed like too far a stretch for me.
Chris told me that a shallow well will work in Sierra Leone and cost about $2,000-2,500…YEAH, that is doable!! There are several “amputee camps” (called Matru on the Rail), located 2 miles from Bo, Sierra Leone – these are camps of civilians who have been maimed during the wars. So far, I’ve raised about $1,200 – almost half of the amount needed. Now, I’m going to put ALL of the inventory of jewelry I’ve made on my Etsy site (www.etsy.com – then go to PerryOriginalDesigns, spelled just like that with no spaces!), and 100% of the profit goes toward the S.T.A.Y. Well (Stevens, Taltavall, Abbott and YOU)! Yup, you can get something beautiful for your donation (you will receive a letter of acknowledgement for tax purposes –ENA Tax Exempt license #45-4100494). If you don’t wish to buy and still want to donate, just make your check out to Engage Now Africa and forward it to me (PM me or send me an email for my address if you need it). And, yes, Chris “knows from wells”, and knows who to go to for a well that is deep enough and will last! If we exceed the amount of money needed for the well, I will donate the rest to an anti-slavery/human trafficking program in Ethiopia. I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP IN GETTING THIS DONE!! Thanks!
Janet Stevens, Massage Therapist