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Celebrating Christmas early

December 3, 2010

Tomorrow is Christmas In The Village at Paint Lick

There are still lots of Raffle tickets available. The raffle along with all the gifts for the children, is a BIG part of tomorrows festivities. The Raffle prizes were on display earlier at the Oktober Fest. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have some great items that will be given away. The proceeds from the sale of the raffle tickets goes into the general operating fund here at Friends, which helps us all year.

Let me just add a note about one of the most recent prizes that was added this year thanks to the members of The Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club.

A one year membership will be raffled tomorrow which represents a valuable gift not only in monetary terms, but in terms of affording the winner the opportunity to be a part of the 2011 activities of one of the few Paint Lick social clubs dedicated to the whole community. Do yourself (and us) a favor and put some of your raffle tickets into this. Be sure to see previous posts for time and info about tomorrow.

CHRISTMAS in OUR VILLAGE

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Christmas in Our Village

November 3, 2010

 Coming December 4th! Mark your calendar.

It’s not too early, just look in the stores. Besides, we don’t want anyone to miss the happy occasion here in the village.

Christmas in the Village, first Saturday in December, 12/04, probably 10 – 2. Get your raffle tickets for some great prizes (ask to see them at Friends building) from Friends or bank. It’s for the kids: Reading of the Christmas story and art projects at Friends with gifts under the tree and food, the arrival of Santa… then fun at the fire station, (Be sure to get a photo with Santa before he goes inside.) Help us spread the word.

Santa's visit 2009

See last years post

How to do disaster relief.

February 5, 2010

Don’t Just Follow Your Heart!

The ongoing situation of the disaster in Haiti is teaching us all some valuable lessons. One very clear lesson is the importance of sending relief through the professionals- those that are not only trained and have vast experience in disasters of this proportion, but are already firmly established in a network of government and NGO’s that insures a degree of co-ordination, order, and respect for local government officials and policies.

Friends of Paint Lick seeks to see its local efforts in relation to a number of other local and international agencies. The Haiti situation allows us the opportunity to comment on the way we try to go about our mission. First, we are all seeing the example that with the best of intentions and motivated by a heart of compassion, efforts to do good in this situation has in fact done more harm than good. Rather than dwell on that, which we certainly could do in an informed manner, we want to introduce the work of one of the well known agencies that responded almost immediately- The Salvation Army. 

 

THE Salvation Army in Haiti has now distributed more than a million meals in its response to the earthquake. The most recent distribution alone saw more than half a million meals given out in four hours. The organisation continues to work alongside other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and agencies, and it has now formed a good working relationship with the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. (To Read more)

At Friends of Paint Lick this week, we received a large shipment of clothes from one of our occasional benefactors. The clothes were in excellent condition and after sorting through, the workers realized that the surplus was more than they had room to store. A mixed selection of summer and fall was boxed and delivered to the Salvation Army in Richmond. With this kind of network we feel that we can maximize our efforts for the Paint Lick community. “Community” really does matter!

See Salvation Army’s official responsibility in Haiti for 20,000.

Related Post on “Disaster Theory

Christmas comes to the Village

December 9, 2009

Alex gets his turn to talk to Santa

It was a near perfect day in Paint Lick Saturday, for the annual Christmas in the Village celebration. A light snow provided the visual proof that winter had indeed come and that Santa’s visit could proceed. Lots of kids, first at Santa’s arrival at the fire station and then on to Friend’s of Paint Lick for refreshments, crafts, and more gifts.

Children doing crafts

Read Richmond Register story by Bill Robinson

http://www.richmondregister.com/localnews/local_story_339203132.html/resources_printstory

A BIG thank you to everyone who made it a great day in the village: our volunteer fire department, the sponsors who donated the raffle prizes, the story-tellers, craft workers, food providers, and of course our volunteers at Friends. The total raised for the Friends budget is at $570.