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Friday, March 18, 2011
The Van is Nearly Paid For
Blessing Hands' Yao Projects
Only $1,500 More
The narrow roads need a small van.
Longfu Hospital's New Van
We had all but $1,500 of the money needed for the medical van for Longfu Hospital, so in faith we gave the necessary money to Dr. Tang to buy the van now. The new van is getting heavy use already. Dr.Tang will not waste two hours walking to help a patient.
Please help us finish paying for the van. If 15 people gave $100, it would be covered. I told them to buy it, but now we need to replace that money in our budget.
Thanks to the Rhead family and their coworkers the kids at Linwang Kindergarten have new outdoor equipment, including a ping-pong table. Most schools in China have ping-pong tables, but this remote school didn't.
This is the same school that has received extra food money collected from jars placed in two businesses in Morehead. $300 has been collected since August. Lexington Chinese Christian Church also collected $150 for the school. Hong Lin's family from LCCC will be visiting this school in June to meet the kids they have been helping. They will be hiking 5 hours round trip to reach the school, which is in remote mountains.
Longfu Health Assistant Workshop
Outdoor Clinic at Longfu Hospital
Plans are progressing for our Health Workshop in Longfu this June. Five of us will be going on the 21 day trip and others will join us in China. The dates are June18- July 8th if you want to join us.
Donations of medical equipment have been offered both here and in China. Kasey Towles, who is going to Longfu with us along with her teenage son John Randall, is helping to secure some of the items needed for the health assistant's medical backpacks. She is appealing to her church and friends.
I will share about the health workshop at her family's church, Long Ridge Baptist Church, Sunday evening at 6:30 PM on March 27th. If you live near Owenton, KY, you are invited to come hear the presentation.
A Kentucky druggist offered to order some medical supplies for the health assistant's medical packs. He hopes to go to China someday too.
A family from Guilin, China has also offered medical equipment for the hospital and health workshop. They have items left from several clinics they closed 10 years ago in China. We hope to get some surgical instruments and a sterilizer.
We still need funds to buy drugs that can't be taken through Chinese customs. Drugs are much cheaper in China. We will need to spend at least $500 for drugs for the workshop. If you can give for this purpose, go to this link.
Give a Water Purifier to a Primary School
We have a Mandarin translator, but we are still hoping to find a Yao translator who knows English to help at the Health Assistant Workshop.
We want to take at least one more water purifier to the remote Yao primary schools. Please give a purifier for $1,000. Hepatitis A and many other water borne diseases could be avoided. Dr. Tang tells us that 20% to 30% of the illnesses they see at Longfu Hospital are related to impure water.
We want to highlight our participation in the Kentucky Nonprofit Network, which is using some of our photos on theirwebsite. This organization encourages Kentucky nonprofits and is sponsored by the University of Kentucky.
We have also recently qualified to be listed with the Kentucky organization Good Giving. Over 102 Kentucky nonprofits approved by this community foundation have committed to transparency, accountability, and best practices. We have completed a Good Giving portrait.This site tells you everything you ever wanted to know about Blessing Hands. You can view ourlatest Annual Report and our latest990IRS form to see how we spend your donations.
Our management expenses are only 8.24%. We can do this because most of our management is part time or volunteers. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We can be reached at our Universal Google Talk phone number 219 232 8887.
These Yangshuo high school students need sponsors. $80 a semester is all they need.
I am a mother and housewife that loves China and children. The two interests
have come together in serving the children of China who need help with
educational needs. I started as a teacher in an English summer camp and got to
know the teachers first. When I toured their schools and met their precious
students, I could see many needs and decided to try to help. I first started a
fund to assist children with tuition, but it has expanded into a 501(c)(3)public
charity granting money for textbooks and school supplies for primary school and
lower middle school students and tuition for older students.