Saturday, October 25, 2008

the flood pt. 4 everything is still really bad

*The Flood Pts. 1, 2 and 3 are below.

Our friends sent us some pictures last night, the first is the center of the Village - the tiny light blue structure in the middle of the shot is the bus stop and the structure to the right of it is where the village normally gets it's bottled water. They whole area was similar to a roundabout, roads going one way and another and are all underwater. There was a bridge but it's either submerged or gone all together.
This is our little house, as you can see the water is still pretty high, we have no idea what condition it will be in when we get there. It's pretty though, isn't it? Some of our neighbors who have lost their home have asked if they can stay in it since we aren't there so hopefully the damage won't be too bad. Our friends say that 6 people from the village are missing and most of the livestock and cars. The water hasn't receded very much yet so it's still hard for them to know where things stand.
Because of all of you I was able to wire more money to them last night, the first wire went to a multigenerational family, ages 4 -72 who have lost their home and their garden and just about everything else. This time the money went to a single mom with 2 girls, she relies on tourism but with her simple guestlodge flooded she's got no money and nowhere to stay.
If you'd still like to contribute we can get it to them right away, there are more people who need help than there is money. Please contact me at girlplustwo(at)yahooDOTcom if you'd like to be a part of the amazing group of folks who have been generous beyond comprehension. The folks on the other end of your kindness are so thankful, blogging doesn't make sense to them but I let them know about all of you and how amazing your hearts are and they thank you too.
Update: We've now raised $710.00. The water still hasn't receded and it's been 8 days. Folks are getting sick and your donations purchased much needed food and clean water. Thank you.
Update #2: Up to $750.00 as of Sunday AM. Thank you.

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Omaha Mama said...

It is pretty.
I'm admittedly having a little trouble with paypal. I will try again this weekend!

Lara said...

I lost a comment somewhere, so I'll summarize it again.

I can only speak for myself, but I know I sent a small donation definitely because I want your neighbors to have what they need. But, Jen, it's important not to minimize your own impact on all of your readers' lives. We do this in part because we trust you and know you will do everything you can to help humankind. So don't forget to recognize your own goodness and contribution in this moment. This has happened because YOU care.

Redneck Mommy said...

The offer still stands. More money can be sent.

Let me know.

I love you.

yertle said...

I tend to lurk here, but just emailed you because I wanted to help. I am inspired by your move and your support to the community. It makes me want to live more from the inside out and to figure out ways to think outside of the box. Thank you.

flutter said...

ooof. jen as soon as I can, I am sending money

Jennifer said...

So amazing and incredible! Thank you, jen, for being who you are. I sent your photos along, by the way, to my Belize circle, who are watching the news there carefully. So many good thoughts from that group are heading south...