Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Village in Ukraine

Still looking for the perfect cause to give to this season?  Feeling extra generous this year?  Want to do something great for total strangers?  Then I've got the perfect solution.

My sister-in-law, Jessica, is currently a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine.  She lives in a tiny village miles from even the closest train station and hours from the nearest city.  She, like, the rest of her village does not have access to running water and in the winter must melt ice on a wood burning stove for any water she requires.  Despite the hardships she is enduring, she has truly enjoyed her time in Ukraine and has come to love the people with whom she interacts.  Before she finishes her assignment next summer, she is working with the community on one final project that will have a lasting impact on the lives of these villagers -- a solar energy system that will provide the energy necessary to bring potable water to the entire community.

The community has already raised a substantial portion of the funds necessary to accomplish this goal and Jessica is trying to help them procure the remaining amount.  Helpfully, she has set up a website to make it as easy as possible to donate to this great cause.  If you are feeling inclined to contribute, just click on the link below.  There is additional information about the project provided on the site as well as very easy instructions for how to give.  

Thank you for considering making a donation.  
Literally, every little bit makes a big difference!



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