Category Archives: Humanitarian Work

Feminine Hygiene Kits Arrive in Malawi!

This week I received a report from my friend, Rachel McCracken in Yakima.  She recently traveled to Malawi to help establish a library in a refugee camp there.  She also took a small supply of Yakima Freedom Kits (formerly DfG) … Continue reading

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Donations for Zimbabwe

This morning we took a carload of donations for Zimbabwe to the LDS Humanitarian Center in Salt Lake.  I love visiting there to see all the good being done in the world.  Donations and volunteers bless so many lives.  These … Continue reading

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Relief for the IDP Refugees in Ouelessebougou

The Ouelessebougou Alliance continues to bless the lives of our friends in the IDP refugee camps near Ouelessebougou in Mali.  This last week 177 large bags of rice were delivered to 177 families, providing food for 2057 people.  What a … Continue reading

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Gathering Good

The garage is filling up again with supplies to be sent out into the world.  We have medical supplies for the January OBGYN team returning to Mali to help the women there with prolapsed uteruses and other problems.  There are … Continue reading

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The Container has Arrived in Ouelessebougou!!

It’s a Miracle!!  The container has Finally arrived in Ouelessebougou!!  What a wild ride it’s been getting it there!  I sent 38 boxes and totes filled with Days for Girls materials and fabric for our Sewing Enterprise.  I also sent … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in Mali–The Women’s Garden and Days for Girls!

It’s been almost a year since we left Mali and our friends there.  We’re now very involved with the Ouelessebougou Alliance here on this side of the ocean, continuing to help in Mali as much as we can. This week … Continue reading

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Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital

I took a little break from the quilt retreat yesterday to meet John and some of our invited friends for a tour of the new Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital being built in Lehi, Utah.  We’re excited to have this new … Continue reading

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School Uniforms for Zimbabwe!

It’s always amazing to me how things find their way to places they need to go.  Like this batch of Challenger School uniforms that were no longer needed here.  A friend calls a friend, who calls a friend, who calls … Continue reading

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Container to Mali FINALLY Departs!

Oh my, it’s finally going!  We thought we said goodbye to this container weeks ago, but with the sanctions and political problems in the world, the red tape just got thicker and thicker.  We finally got clearance, and this morning … Continue reading

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A Miracle: The Mali Container is Leaving! Mosquito Abatement and Days for Girls Supplies

Last night John and I pulled these boxes and totes out of our garage.  They are full of Days for Girls supplies for the Enterprise in Ouelessebougou, Mali.  We have been waiting more than a year for the container to … Continue reading

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