Brad Weldon heard the sirens and watched as each of his neighbors on Lisa Lane in Paradise jumped into their cars and fled as a wall of flames descended on their town. They should go too, he knew that. It’s crazy to stay, he remembers thinking. But, his 90-year-old mother, Norma, immobile and blind, was having none of it. For the next 14 hours, Weldon and his roommate, Mic McCrary, used garden hoses and five-gallon buckets to douse the flames that ate through their neighborhood, consuming the storage units at the end of the street and the homes on either side of his own. The sound of exploding ammunition and propane tanks punctuated the day and night. “I felt like I was fighting an elephant with a piece of spaghetti,” Weldon said.
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Fr. Joseph Mungai of Kenya is raising funds for a well in his home village to honor his beloved mom, Lucy Nungari Mungai. Lucy was a wonderful mother who died just a few months ago because she lacked access to safe water.
“Help one another with the generosity of the Lord, and despise no one. When you have the opportunity to do good, do not let it go by.” -St. Polycarp of Smyrna
Via @frjoemungai 🕊🇻🇦
To Donate: app.mobilecause.com/vf/WWBLUCY (LINK IN BIO)
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Water for the needy, in memory of a priests mom.
Father Joseph Mungai is asking for help to bring clean water to the people of his homeland in Kenya. He’s asking in memory of his mom, Lucy, who died at the age of 53 from an illness complicated by the lack of clean, abundant water.
“Providing clean drinking water has been a passion for me for a very long time,” Father Mungai told Catholic Ecology in an interview via email. “When I was young we could walk for more than 20 kilometers to go and carry water on our backs to bring back home for domestic use.”
Just after his ordination four years ago, Father Mungai was assigned to a parish in Kisumu, Kenya. some 350 kilometers west of Nairobi. “In this parish, they had a bigger problem than we had at home.” While the people of Kisumu could get water from a local river, the quality of the untreated water was poor—and often dangerous.
And so Fr. Mungai’s passion grew.
Many kilometers outside of Nairobi, Gatura is a semi-arid area. “The only way to access water is by drilling a water borehole,” Fr. Mungai said. “The recent study indicates that water table is between 250-300 meters deep,” which would require some $21,000 for drilling. Add in the costs for a well’s installation, electricity, storage, distribution, etc., and the cost more than triples.
To Donate: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/WWBLUCY
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Hi everyone! I’d like to introduce you to Edu, a nine year old boy who has been fighting childhood leukemia for almost half of his life.
Edu has had leukemia since he was five. He is unable to attend school due to his illness, but still enjoys many activities kids his age participate in, such as playing Fortnite and walking his dog, Oakley.
His parents have found an experimental treatment in Washington D.C., and could use any monetary support to help Edu keep fighting leukemia.
If you are unable to donate, we ask that you please keep Edu and his family in your prayers, as we are all praying to God that the experimental treatment will provide Edu with the strength to keep up his courageous battle. Thank you for for all of your support, both spiritual and monetary.
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#HurricaneFlorence has put the East Coast in harm’s way! #KofC launched a donation drive to do just that. We need YOUR help! Please DONATE. 100% of the funds go to those affected by the storm.
(LINK IN BIO)
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“First, I want to thank @tomasravaioli for agreeing to do these videos for me. On my last post, there were some skeptics. So, I asked Father Tomas to please send me something to put their minds at ease about him still being in Papua New Guinea, and for those who can and want to donate.
I am the one who asked him how we could donate to help these adorable children.
He and I are in different time zones. In PNG it is a little after 9:00 am on September 12th, and where I am it is after 6:00 pm and still September 11th!
Father had to leave PNG a few years back due to his own health reasons, but came back once well to continue his mission there.
Since I posted about this this morning, over $1200.00 more has been raised to help the people in PNG bringing the total to $1430.00. That is almost halfway to their goal!
There are 2 ways to donate, one is in my bio and the other is in my highlights from my stories. One is for medical, and the other is to go toward them purchasing a sawmill that will help them with their building needs.
If you can’t or don’t want to donate, then please just remember them in your prayers.
Thanks again @tomasravaioli for being so understanding and putting others minds at ease. ….and…. a BIG thank you to all of you for your prayers and donations. God bless 🙏🏻”
Via @catholicconvert 🕊🇻🇦
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Fr. @tomasravaioli is fundraising to help kids buy treatment for their skin. It costs approximately $300 USD per person for this kind of treatment. Please consider sponsoring a child and help them get treated. 🏥❤️
“We must show charity towards the sick, who are in greater need of help. Let us take them some small gift if they are poor, or, at least, let us go and wait on them and comfort them.” -St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
James 2:8 However, if you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.
To Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/helpingkidsinpapuanewguinea
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Fr. @tomasravaioli is asking for our help!! He is serving in Papua New Guinea 🇵🇬 and wants to help buy treatment for the kids:
In our mission in Papua New Guinea, we are helping a lot of kids with a skin disease called “Grille”.
Transmission is usually by direct personal contact between family members sharing household items or from parent to child soon after birth. High humidity and warmth are likely environmental factors in the incidence of infection.
In order to get rid of this disease, each kid has to take a tablet of a medicine called “Griseofulvin” once a day, and each tablet costs USD 1. And since they should take medicines during 300 days, the full treatment to help a kid costs USD 300.
Please Consider Donating & Sharing the #GoFundMe Campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/helpingkidsinpapuanewguinea
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“Charity unites us to God… There is nothing mean in charity, nothing arrogant. Charity knows no schism, does not rebel, does all things in concord. In charity all the elect of God have been made perfect.” -Pope St. Clement I
“Charity is that with which no man is lost, and without which no man is saved.” -St. Robert Bellarmine
“If we look forward to receiving God’s mercy, we can never fail to do good so long as we have the strength. For if we share with the poor, out of love for God, whatever he has given to us, we shall receive according to his promise a hundredfold in eternal happiness. What a fine profit, what a blessed reward! With outstretched arms he begs us to turn toward him, to weep for our sins, and to become the servants of love, first for ourselves, then for our neighbors. Just as water extinguishes a fire, so love wipes away sin.” -St. John of God
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This is the schenkenberger family. This is Lori, her husband Steve, and their 5 sons. Last year on a normal day, their lives were forever changed when Steve was hit while riding his bike. ✨
Lori and i met about 7 years ago, right when we both were pregnant. And we were pregnant a few more times together. They lived in our hood for a bit, and our kids were always playing together. Always. ✨
Today, we lift up Lori in prayer. We pray for her continued strength as she cares for her husband and their five sons. While she manages a household on her own. We pray for the boys. We pray for Steve. We ask God for a miracle. We ask you to please pray for them. Please consider helping financially, in addition to your prayers.
Link: http://steveschenkenberger.com/steves-story/ ✨
Please pray. Please comment. Please donate. Please repost.
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