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A Special "Thank You" to all of the volunteers in Windsor Ontario Canada for packing 120,000 meals for Haiti. 600 volunteers packed all of the meals in 1 hour and 10 minutes. A big thank you to the Scott Family and the great folks at Ground Effects. These meals have been already been delivered in Haiti.
These are awesome No Chid Hungry Hunger Heroes!!!!!!!!
On THANKSGIVING MORNING, NO CHILD HUNGRY and the CATHEDRAL OF ST. LUKE partnered to provide a hot breakfast for nearly 250 of Orlando's homeless. Coming in for breakfast not only offered a hot cup of coffee and a hot breakfast, but also a break away from the cold 39 degree temperatures. Thanks to all of our friends who came and to all of the volunteers and donors who made this possible.
Orlando area Presbyterian churches came together to pack 50,000 meals on Saturday November 2nd. Over 250 "Hunger Heroes" packed 50,000 meals in two hours. The meal-packing event will took place at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church at 1655 Peel Avenue in Orlando from 9-11 A.M. This collaborative effort is the first of many being launched by the Orlando area churches to bring congregations together and make a solid impact on our world.
We are so grateful for this effort with NO CHILD HUNGRY to pack meals that will be distributed in Orlando (25,000 meals) and in the country of Haiti (25,000 meals).
The South Florida No Child Hungry Team along with volunteers from Palm Beach packed 10,000 meals on Saturday the 19th. Half of these meals are being distributed in Belle Glade near Palm Beach and the other half will go to Haiti.
A Special thank you to Garry and Sherry Glickman for sponsoring this event.
Way To Go Emily, Kate and the South Florida Team!
Forty Ocoee community "Hunger Heros" came together at the Fifth Third Bank on Ocoee-Apopka Road to pack 10,000 meals. NO CHILD HUNGRY is so grateful for all who participated. A special thank you goes out to our sponsors from McDonald's, Fifth Third Bank, Publix, Walgreens, Westwood Church, and the Ocoee community.
We look forward to packing events every other month at Fifth Third. To get more info, stop by the bank or contact William Lowry (321-436-7767) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Excutive Team at Florida Hospital East joined together in some friendly competition to pack NO CHILD HUNGRY Hunger Shmunger meals to be distributed locally and abroad. Their 10,000 meal packing event was completed just in time for distribution to local efforts and for an international team headed to Haiti.
Great job Florida Hospital. You continue to demonstrate your organizations goodness and God's love in our community!
Tammy Runzler shares Jackie's Story...
"In July 2010 during a stay at New Life Children's Home in Port au Prince, a medical mission team of doctors and other volunteers went to the mountainous area of Pestel to aid in a medical clinic. At night, some locals would gather around the team at base camp. Among them was a 10-year old boy named Jackie Jupiter. He was absolutely filthy...both his clothes and his body. He was covered with dirt, bruises & what appeared to be untreated burns. We noticed that he had a seizure about every 45-minutes, and that his right arm and leg were lame. I went over and tickled him and planted a big smooch on his cheek, which in turn, produced the biggest squeal of delight I have ever heard. We discovered that he had an aunt who could not afford to and was not caring for him. On the 2nd or 3rd day, we proposed to the team that we take Jackie back to the orphanage. One of our team members spoke to his aunt, who consented.
So, we cleaned Jackie up, dressed his wounds, and traveled by cattle car for a few hours, with Jackie sitting on my lap. The boat trip was next, and then a tap-tap and a wheelbarrow. It was an arduous 2 days, but Jackie smiled the whole way, exposing his broken and discolored teeth. When he got to the orphanage, Jackie saw, and used, his first toilet! It was hilarious. He kept stroking the porcelain and squealed when we flushed! He was given clean clothes, shoes (which to this day he refuses to wear), a baseball cap, and a matchbox car he adored. Since last year, he has put on weight and is on anti-seizure meds. He became quite the favorite of the staff and visiting volunteers, who he entertains with his stories of taking a helicopter to New York, being Sheriff of the New Life campus, and bringing food to his hometown in the mountains. Jackie’s laughter and pure joy light up the compound.
As Jackie's health deteriorated, we moved him into a house for only five boys with a caretaker who could watch him more closely throughout each day. We continue to find ways to help him face the struggles of his health each day.
He is so special, and has such a great heart. We want to show him all of the love we can!
In the past few months, Jackie's health has been in decline. Particularly, over the past few weeks we noticed weight loss, exhaustion, an increase in the frequency and severity of his seizures, and we knew that something was wrong. After numerous doctors appointments, and no signs of improvement, Jackie's health deteriorated to the point of him being rushed to a local Haitian hospital. He was basically unconscious.
During that visit, it was discovered that there was a real problem with his blood sugar and through many additional doctor visits, it has been determined that he has diabetes. We are attempting to control this with insulin shots, a drastically changed diet, and adding a nurse to the daily staff of the house.
He is showing improvement, yet we are still in the early stages of trying to manage this condition.
GIVE. The cost of insulin, an additional nurse, and a special diet has increased the monthly cost for Jackie by over $800 per month. You could help immensely with a gift of $50 , $100, or even $200 per month for the next year. Any amount will make a difference.
This is the most important way you coud help!
COLLECT. If you cannot give, you could help us collect special food items that will fill his special diet. These items would need to be items that we can take to him on a monthly trip to Haiti.
PRAY. Please keep Jackie in your prayers.
Click on the donate button below, enter your amount, and check the monthly recurring pament box. Then, send your email to email@example.com to be given updates.
Gather items for Jackie and drop them off at 221 E. Colonial Drive Orlando, Florida 32801. Here is a list of items to bring.
Get your church, school, class, group, or family to do a drive for items needed.
Please remember Jackie in your prayers every day!