Friday, December 5, 2008

Urgent Need

UPDATE for Blankets! URGENT

I just received an email from our contact in China. They have collected 370 blankets to give out in this village. But, the leaders will not allow them to give out ANY until every family can get ONE blanket. This means 1200 people living in tents, homes made of bundles of straw, and earthquake-damaged homes (some with tarp roofs) as well as some who live in completed but very sparce homes. Many have no electricity and none have any heating. It is more like going back 100 years when we go to this simple village. This is Africa type poverty. . but with winter coming! These families will go without blankets until we can raise enough to get 222 more blankets so they can give out one blanket per family!

We are asking for your help! This is a big project at a stretched time of year. Help us get the word out. Email your friends and family and ask for blankets for Christmas. Write about this on your blog and ask anyone else you know to do the same. Spread the Word. This is one of the most unreached people groups and we have the chance to provide warmth so that maybe, just maybe they can understand and hear about the real warmth that comes in the arms of Jesus!

We have added our donate button to the side bar. Email me and I'll give you the html code so you can copy and paste it into your blog if you'd like! (often, people may not be inclined to link to someone else but might just click the donate button on your blog!) brandi@kidslake.org

One more thing. . we'd like to say a HUGE Thank YOU to Global Orphan Outreach who is partnering with us to raise the money through paypal. They are a great organization who I encourage you to check out as well!

Thanks! Brandi

IF you write about this project, come back and sign the Mr Linky so that others will be spread to your site too! Feel free to add a Mr Linky to your site too. . or anything that will promote others writing about this great need! Let's get these kids some blankets! (Ok, email me if you have a Mr. Linky code I can use!)

7 comments:

Jim and Ryane said...

Brandi,
I'm just seeing this and I'm sure you have posted about specifics before, but could you just remind me exactly what you need. Do you need actual blankets sent to you or would $$ be easier?

Ryane
PAP~ ET

Brandi said...

Ryane,

Thanks for caring about this need! The blankets will be purchased in China. We had orginally gotten a quote of $10 per quilt, but just got an email last night that they got a better deal! So, to answer your question: we need donations. $7 will buy a family in need a heavy blanket!

Thanks for caring. . .I'm off to your blog to check you guys out!

Brandi

Brandi said...

Ryane,

I can't see you blog but would love to follow your journey. My blogger email is
brandim@westwoodchurch.com if you care to add me! =)

Brandi

steffany said...

Okay, I blogged about it. Just one question- What the hubaloo is Mr. Linky and where is he hiding?

julie said...

send me the link for the button!

Jim and Ryane said...

Brandi,

I'll send you an invite.

Ryane

mommaof4wife2r said...

i came over from a link on another blog. i too have a passion for africa...ghana is where we support a family and have for many many years. bless you for your efforts here...and my you be blessed doubly for your love and compassion.