To all our friends and donors to the Girls Shelter in Bo, Sierra, Leone
We gratefully acknowledge all of you for your support and donations as it has helped us with the building of the Girls Shelter in Bo, Sierra, Leone. With the donations we had received, we were beginning to put the foundation, flooring, dividers, etc in the building and we were hopeful that with additional contributions, we would be able to build the roof.
But, as you must have recently read in the news and telecasts, there was a tremendous mudslide in Sierra, Leone, but in addition to the mud, there was a catastrophic flooding in many areas, including Bo that affected the Girls Shelter: for example, the generator was completely broken, the shelter was completely damaged, cement to build the Shelter was washed away, mattresses floated away, the food (like rice and chicken) were destroyed, the girls and women’s clothing were washed away leaving them only with the clothes on their back.
There is an estimated loss of over $7000 USD. With the destruction, we are forced to face the reality that we have to start all over again to build the Girls Shelter and we must again begin a recovery drive to raise donations in order to build again. For a country that has had so much suffering and difficulties in the past, to once more have to face a new challenge, would be naturally overwhelming, but our teams not only in the U.S., but in Germany, UK, Europe and other parts, are all ready and willing to once again mount a campaign to help the people of Sierra Leone.
We thank you again for your help and we turn to you again for your assistance in helping us rebuild.
Dr. Jennifer Nardozzi
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
786-427-5323 (office telephone number)