Recently, Sara and Megan recieved their first students from Western Illinois University as part of a grant featured in this article http://tspr.org/post/making-world-safe-human-differences and their program is discussed on this page http://www.wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php?release_id=12003 .
Hurrican Maria destroyed their farm and they are in need of our support to begin rebuilding and nurturing the work that is so important to them, their community, and the environment.
To help our friends I have set an initial goal of $2000 broke down into four parts below:
Goal #1: $500 to replace the roof on their home. The entire roof was damaged. Right now tarps are covering it till it can be replaced.
Goal #2: $500 towards cost of living. The farmer's market was their soul income. It has been shut down and they are back to square one to rebuild the market as well. They will be without income for quite some time to come.
Goal #3: $500 to replace the door, provide mold remediation, and paint for mold prevention once cleaned. The entire home suffered water damage and needs to be cleaned then painted, inside and out.
Goal #4: $500 for seeds, potting soil, and materials to build terraces. Due to landslides and other damage to the land, terraces will be the best way to start rebuilding the farm.
A list of supplies for donation are:
-Dr. Bronner's soap lavendar or rose in liquid and bar form.
-Seeds for planting. Any vegetables, herbs, or flowers (the bees need help too). We ask that all seeds be organic non-hybrid.
-Water filter system (not for a faucet).
-Tea tree essential oil (kills mold when combined with vinegar) and other beneficial oils that are used for anti-fungal and anti-bacterial purposes.
-Food stuffs: **We ask that all food items be organic and non-gmo if possible please**
any dried veggies, herbs, or spices
grains (brown rice, quinoa, millet etc)
flour (unbleached all purpose and whole wheat)
whole wheat/grain pastas
sprouting seeds (brocolli, radish, alfalfa) (these are a good supply of vitamins and minerals while fresh vegetable supplies are low)
nuts and seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, almonds)
**Whatever else you think of and would like to donate**
IMPORTANT: DO NOT OVER LOAD PACKAGES! USPS IS THE BEST WAY TO SEND PACKAGES. THEY ARE REPORTING ITEMS ARE GETTING BROKEN DO TO POOR PACKING/OVER PACKING.
Packages can be shipped to:
Urb Las Delicias
Ponce, PR 00728
Assistance is needed as soon as possible. Friends are leaving from central Illinois to visit Sara & Megan this month. They will have limited space to take items to the island. If you are interested in sending items to them directly or have any other questions please contact me here.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING!!!!!
Sheila Kuck and April Bennett
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