Hey everyone! Figured it is time to update this blog. I’ve done some dusting up around here. We have a big announcement to make, so please head over to the News: Good and Bad page!
If you are looking for creative ways to spread the word about Dry Tears, we have updated the Resources and Spread the Word page with YouTube videos, a PowerPoint and a Prezi that you can share. If you have any other resources that you come up with and are willing to share with us, you can email those to us.
Do you want to start a Dry Tears chapter in your area? Well, we have had a couple of people contact us about doing just that. We are so encouraged that these brave souls have taken on the challenge, and do everything we can to help them. So if you would like to do something like this, please contact us! We have promotional material as well as many fundraiser ideas and want to help in any way that we can.
Hey everyone! We wanted to let you know that Dry Tears is sponsoring a well in Uganda! Here’s the situation: the source is shared by three villages and because it’s a poor source, the three villages are affected by water related diseases like typhoid, bilharzia, trachoma etc. Evaline Ocen (pictured above) says her children fall sick quite often and its expensive treating them. “All I pray for is a well to be drilled in this village for my children and others in this village to be healthy. The well is always swallowed up by swamp during heavy rain and taste and color of the well changes bad.”
The only relief to this community is a well. The well costs $5,500, so you will see that the thermometer has been updated to reflect that cost. Thanks for all your support and we look forward to what will happen this year in Uganda!
Maybe you are wondering how much Dry Tears has raised this year. I know, it’s only January 12th (at the time of writing this), but we have a thermometer in the right sidebar that will be up-to-date on how much we have raised in 2011. Also, you may notice that at the top of the thermometer is $1,000. That’s because that is how much we want to raise in 2011.
I am excited to announce that with your help, Dry Tears has raised close to $600 in the last 3 months to continue providing water in Africa! Thank you for your support, and we look forward to another wonderful year of helping the less fortunate in Africa in 2011!
Every year, we sell Hungry Howies Fundraiser cards to raise money, and this year is no exception! They cost $10, but the deals are well worth the money. To see what you get on these cards, visit http://www.hungryhowiesproperties.com/index.html and feast your eyes! Now that you really want (at least) one of these, email us your name and address (at DryTearsOCMI@Gmail.com) Please also mail a $10 check to: Dry Tears, 324 Lake Angelus Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Gracias!