Friday, March 2, 2012

WITH A LOT OF ELBOW GREASE AND INGENUITY ...

UPDATE:  Our vehicle repair project at Kind Hearts is still in need of funds and only $1,285 will finish this project and provide this valuable resource for the CarePoint as they serve nearly 150 orphaned and destitute children.
 
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Kind Hearts CarePoint in Ethiopia is serving nearly 150 children and there have been many times when access to a reliable vehicle has been necessary, but they have had to make do without.
 
When a child becomes ill and needs medical treatment, a vehicle would provide quick access to a doctor or medical center. Even tasks as simple as bringing fresh fruits and vegetables from the local market would be quicker and easier, and less expensive without the additional delivery fees.

Vehicles are VERY expensive in Ethiopia (large demand and small supply) but fortunately, Kind Hearts has a small truck that has been sitting on the property for a number of years. With a lot of elbow grease and ingenuity, the truck is nearly running again.  A mechanic has reviewed the truck and provided an estimate for final repairs that would bring it into good running condition so it can serve the needs of the CarePoint as they care for the kids. With licensing, the final repair total is $2,040 and so far $755 has been raised! Your gift in any amount will help provide this crucial necessity for Kind Hearts.

To make a secure donation to the vehicle fund at Kind Hearts through the Children's Hopechest website, please click on this secure link, http://go.hopechest.org/kind-hearts-wheels

By clicking on the link, you can also see our current progress on this fund with the fund-raiser thermometer.  When you make a donation, please allow 5-10 minutes for the giving page to process and for your donation to register on the thermometer.

This photo was taken 1 year ago and the old pick-up truck is shown behind the kids.

Photo taken just a few months ago, the truck has a fresh coat of paint
and is nearly in running condition.  With just $1,285 left to raise, 
Kind Hearts will have the use of a vehicle!!

1 comment:

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Thank you for sharing this need! We are a Gladney adoptive family with a new 3 year old home from Ethiopia just a few months ago and are happy to be able to give to this cause!