I want to thank all of you who contributed to Houses for Haiti; we've reached and even surpassed our goal of $1600. Our grand total was $2,110! Shelley asked if instead of building one home we'd be willing to help rebuild two homes. One is for a woman and her baby who are living in rubble. They don't have enough space to put up one of the wood houses, so instead "we" will build them a smaller, concrete house. The rest of the money will repair the wall and put a new roof on the home of a family of six. Two more Haitian families will have a home thanks to you! Shelley said that construction on these projects will be starting any time, and she will share before and after pics which I'm so excited to see.
Please continue to keep the people of Haiti, Shelley and Corrigan, and the ministry of Apparent Project in your prayers. Also, as you think of Christmas giving, would you consider some "alternate" gifts to help the people of Haiti? You could sponsor a child, purchase much needed supplies from AP's Amazon wish list, sponsor an artisan, or host a jewelry party. (For those of you who are local, I'm going to be having a jewelry party mid-November. This beautiful, handmade jewelry makes a great gift while helping those in need.) There are other ways to help on their website.
Again, thanks to all who contributed money, posted about it on your blogs or facebook, helped with the yard sales, donated items, prayed, and told your friends about it. May God bless you for blessing others! Stay tuned for pictures of "our" houses going up!