Posts Tagged ‘relief efforts’

Lemonade and Bracelets: Help for Hurricane Alex Relief

July 19, 2010

Abby, and her best friend, Annika love making friendship bracelets.  Yesterday, they decided to use their hobby to help a greater cause.  They hosted a bracelet and lemonade stand in front of their neighborhood pool to benefit Back2Back hurricane relief efforts in Monterrey, Mexico.  Excited about the opportunity to help victims of Hurricane Alex, Abby’s younger sisters, Grace & Rachel, jumped in, helping at the lemonade stand, and even buying some bracelets for themselves.  Later, Grace, Rachel, and Abby’s brother, Luke, also donated money they had already set-aside to tithe.  In the end, Abby & Annika also contributed their babysitting money, bringing the total amount raised to $100!

Back2Back thanks all those, like Abby and Annika, who give of their time and resources to enable us to continue to provide “care for today and hope for tomorrow” to orphans in need around the world!

Top Left (clockwise): Abby, Luke, Annika, Grace, and Rachel

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Please Donate: Hurricane Alex Recovery Fund

July 5, 2010

The drive leading into the Back2Back Monterrey, Mexico campus

The bridge out of the Back2Back Monterrey campus on the south side of the property.

The result of 40” of rain in 36 hours last week has been devastating to our Monterrey, Mexico campus.  It has created additional burdens for the children’s homes, Cadareyta and the Rio areas that Back2Back serves. We are continuing to assess the damages and expect more will be uncovered in the days and weeks ahead.

Rio III suffered great devestation from Hurricane Alex

Back2Back staff has been providing regular meals for hundreds in the Rio III community, since it was devestated by Hurricane Alex

Words can never fully express our gratitude for the generosity of the many supporters who have faithfully joined with our ministry over the years to provide for the needs of the children and families we care for in Mexico, Nigeria and India.

Our current situation in Monterrey, Mexico is unique and your extraordinary help is needed.  A recovery fund has been established and we’re asking for your generosity in order to specifically provide for the substantial rebuilding that will take months to complete.

This fund will allow the accumulation of necessary financial resources and the greatest amount of flexibility in how and where we deploy, based on needs uncovered, weather, skilled worker availability, etc.

To donate online, please click on (or cut/paste into your web browser) the following link https://donations.back2backministries.org/ and indicate your donation for “Mexico Hurricane Relief.” Donations by checks payable to Back2Back Ministries should be sent to: Back2Back Ministries, P. O. Box 70, Mason, OH  45040.

As we learn more about the children, the caregivers and families we care for in and around Monterrey, we will do our best to update our website and blog. Please continue to pray for their safety and protection, as well as for our staff and families who live in Monterrey.

Thank you.

All donations are tax deductible. Contributions are solicited with the understanding that Back2Back Ministries has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds.

Help for Haiti

January 14, 2010

On Tuesday night, the strongest earthquake in more than 240 years struck ten miles southwest of Haiti’s capital, Port–au-Prince, destroying buildings and taking many lives. Millions of people are displaced on the streets, lacking shelter, basic necessities and facing the loss of loved ones.  Back2Back’s heart is pierced for the many children and families who are impacted by this tragedy.  Please join with us in praying for the people of Haiti.

Please also consider coming alongside us as we donate funds to relief organizations such as World Vision. World Vision and Back2Back have a common goal of meeting the orphan need. World Vision currently has 370 individuals working on the scene in Haiti. They have extensive experience in providing disaster relief and are committed to offering care for at least 10,000 people. Feel free to visit their website directly to donate funds (www.worldvision.com) or send a check to Back2Back with “Haitian Relief” in the memo and we will direct the funds to World Vision.  For more giving opportunities and a list of additional reputable organizations providing aid to Haiti, please visit the Christian Alliance for Orphans website.

If you are in the Cincinnati area and would like to partner locally, Matthew 25 Ministries is sending shipments of supplies to Haiti and are in need of volunteers to sort donations.  They are also collecting donations to help finance the expense of shipping the supplies to Haiti. Visit the Matthew 25 website for more details (www.m25m.org).

Thank you for partnering with us in our commitment to “provide care for today and hope for tomorrow.”

Source: AP Photo