Did we find the foosball table?

IMG_4068

Some fun and heartwarming photos from our Irish friends’ final days in Belarus….

Let me suggest you widen your browser to the max to enjoy the photos fully.
Thanks for journeying with us!
Much love,
Doug Brendel

Here it comes!

20140914_212501

Here’s the truck, full of humanitarian aid from Ireland, arriving in Minsk late last night!

20140914_212457

That’s 8.5 tons of baby strollers, toys, footwear, children’s bicycles, 169 boxes of clothing, carpet, fabric, incredibly valuable construction materials, furniture, and more.

20140914_212832

Distribution will begin after a couple weeks of paperwork. We’ll keep you posted with photos and updates.

THANK YOU again to all who gave so generously to release this $48,963.21 worth of aid to the people of Belarus!

And thanks to all for journeying with us!

Much love,

Doug Brendel

You did it!

IMG_2697 copy

I am so grateful. The goal has been reached, before the 9/8 deadline.

By the end, more than 50 individuals or households gave (some 2 or 3 times!) to help us make the $7232.38 goal.

The full amount of the transportation budget has been wired – so the Irish volunteers can set out later this month to make the 5-day trek to Minsk, and deliver $48,963.21 worth of goods (8.25 tons) to The Great Kozovaya at our Response of the Heart warehouse in Minsk.

Every $1 given has been transformed into $6.77 in aid for the people we love in Belarus: baby strollers, toys, footwear, children’s bicycles, 169 boxes of clothing, huge rolls of carpet and fabric, incredibly valuable construction materials, furniture, and more.

I can’t say “thank you” enough to the generous people who made this possible. But THANK YOU for helping … and for journeying with us all along the way.

Much love,
Doug Brendel