We dedicated all the sales at all the shops from Saturday Oct. 7th to Puerto Rico relief through Mennonite Disaster Services and the total is $4797! We are rounding up to $5000. That’s a huge day for us. We usually make about $3600 on a Saturday, but we had staff telling everyone checking out about the fundraiser and most said “keep the change” or made an extra donation. Thanks!
More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, the island’s power grid remains in shambles, and authorities say it will take months to fully restore electricity. Nearly 90 percent of the island is still without power. Many of us in Circle of Hope have connections to the island, either through family or friends. From what we’ve heard first hand (which hasn’t been as much as we would like due to the lack of electricity) and on the news it will take years to recover. How easy it would be in this moment to tune out or despair. What can one little person do with such a big problem?