Acompanar Fundraiser and other help for the needy…We have been providing cash and food along with detergent, toothpaste, soap, etc to our families for 6 months and hope to continue through the month of November. Some of our families have told us they no longer need our help and thank us for being there for them. But, we also are receiving requests from new families who have been unable to recover with only part time employment.With the generous support of the community we have distributed over $43,820 cash plus food, etc.to our Guatemalan families. And, during the last month we received notification that the Acompañar fundraiser has been approved for two grants which will help us to continue our efforts well into November.We want to thank Yachats Community Presbyterian Church and their treasure, Nan Scott, for their support as our fiscal sponsor. Their participation has allowed us to apply for grants and use their website for online donations.We continue to thank all of the volunteers who have helped to provide food and cash to our families each week. A particular thank you goes out to Pastor Angel at the First Baptist Church. He has set up a little “mini food pantry” in a building on the church property. Each week he greets our families, with his gentle ways, and provides the food and cash to them. This effort could not have been successful without his continued contribution of time and generosity.
During these times of divisiveness and chaos our little project is a reminder of the goodness in this world. Local efforts by caring individuals are happening in so many communities in this country. Sometimes that reality is lost in the troubling news each day.Donations continues to be appreciated. There is no overhead in our project so all donations go directly to the Guatemalan families.Checks payable to YCPC (Yachats Community Presbyterian Church) with “Acompañar donation” in the memo line.Mail to: Acompañar at PO Box 755, Waldport, OR. 97394Thank you so much to all of you who have supported this project.Ginger Gouveia