In July we thought we had secured all of the the funding we needed to purchase a new truck. In fact we had the vehicle picked out and were actively planning the shipment. Then we discovered that we didn't have enough for the purchase.
At the same time a major donor came forward unexpectly, offering to fund a major portion of our Medical Facility Construction Project. our top priority project for 2014, Another organization, a specialist in construction management, offered to provide full-time on-site project management for all phases of the building construction, which we expect will take two years. With meetings, discussion, proposals and contracts for the buidling project, we got distracted, a major pitfall in an all volunteer organization.
The good news is the facility project is moving ahead smoothly. In November a church in Illinois heard about the shorfall in our truck project funding and offered to donate half of their Thanksgiving offering to make up the difference. We climbed out of the pit. Now with funding in hand we are back on track, but still need additional funds to cover the shipping costs for the truck. Dry season is short, we are refocused on getting the truck purchased and shipped by year-end.
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