Hello Friends of the project,
We hope this email finds everyone well and happy.
I have recovered from a cracked rib – the result of an incident while moving a refrigerator. And I’m back to work without any physical restrictions.
Summer is approaching and that is the time for mission trips. If your church or organization can or will do mission work, remember that the worst poverty in the U.S. is only 400 miles from central Maryland. Every kind of skill can be utilized – roofing, painting, building handicap ramps, porch repair, teach VBS, teach job skills, visit the elderly, read to at risk children. The list covers everyone who has a heart to serve the poor. Visit our website www.app.pov.proj.org
or our partners, the School For Life, at www.schoolforlifeinc.com
This year the School For Life has some special needs above and beyond the norm. Vehicles are needed to transport work teams and building materials to repair sites. We need two pickup trucks and two passenger vans. Last summer there were over 100 workers at the mission at the same time. Imagine what it would take to deliver materials and workers to and from 12 jobsites at the same time on a daily basis. If you can donate or know someone who can donate a vehicle remember that you can take a tax deduction of FULL FAIR MARKET VALUE(must be in running condition). Regular cars are also needed to give to working people who are forced to hitchhike to work.
Regular donations are being affected by the economy. If you live in central Maryland I will pickup your used working appliances (especially refrigerators) and give you a receipt for tax purposes. We can use household items, building materials, clothing, furniture, etc. We are still collecting prom dresses to give to girls in need.
This is also a good time for churches and other organizations to do a bicycle drive. They really do help keep kids out of mischief. Mountain type bikes are most needed as most of them will never be ridden on pavement.
We are still looking for folks to serve as board members. We welcome Mr. Brian Yankoviak on board. Mr. Yankoviak owns a sign design studio and brings much needed talent to the group.
So long for now. God bless you all.
Les and Marie Schaub
Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
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