Welcome to Foundation Fridays! Each Friday I will be posting a sort of update on what is going on with the foundation. This will be an intimate look into different projects the foundation is working on, information on fundraising events to fun trips the foundation is taking! Basically, each Friday will just be an overview of what the foundation is up to and gives you a better idea of the foundations goals. Hopefully one of these projects that the foundation is working on will speak directly to your heart and may even inspire you to help us out! Currently, the foundation is focusing on three programs:
- The first is Brother's Keeper Medical Missionaries, which is the premier program for the foundation. BKMM will provide health care services for people in poverty-stricken third world countries who would otherwise have no health care. We will be raising funds to gather a team which will consist of a doctor, nurse and a technician/driver. The team will be providing anything from x-rays to ultrasounds or other essential health care equipment and supplies needed directly to these severely ill patients in remote areas. Our first mobile medical team is working out of St. Benedict Joseph Medical Center in Comayagua, Honduras. This small, rural hospital, co-founded by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, serves over 3,000 poor patients every month. Our Brother’s Keeper team will make it possible to reach the thousands of others in the surrounding area who are unable to get to the medical center on their own.
- The next program is focusing on funding for St. Anthony's Homeless Shelter.The Live Greater Foundation is raising funds for St. Anthony's Homeless Shelter in New York City. The Shelter is in great need of improvements for the shelter, along with food and daily necessities for the men that stay there. The funds we raise will go directly to the shelter, to be used for whatever they are in need of most at this time. Currently, we are raising $2,500 to buy fans for the shelter. You can go to http://www.gofundme.com/bycaxo to help with the cause! Anything helps and is greatly appreciated.
- Exodus Experience is a program under our Live Greater Recovery initiative. This program is designed to respond to the needs of men who have experienced the hardships of homelessness and/or addiction in New York City by providing housing and work in rural America. These men will make a one year commitment to go to Buffalo,WY and work in the wool mill for the Mountain Meadow Wool Company. The men will live in community at a large home we have in the city. "The EXODUS Experience" will provide the men with fellowship, job skills, and spiritual formation that will renew their lives.
Some other exciting happenings, drum roll please...The Live Greater Foundation brochures are completed! I've seen them first hand and they look great. If you would like more information on how you can get ahold of a brochure please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The website will also be live very soon. We are so excited for everyone to see what the foundation has been working so hard on. When the website is ready, you can click on the 'LGF' tab at the top and it will take you directly to the website.
In other news, Brother Angelus is making his final vows this Sunday in New York, please keep him in your prayers! We would also like to ask you for your continued prayers for the foundation as it is just getting started and as you can see...there's a lot going on,a lot to be praying about and a lot to be excited about.
That's about all for today, tune in for next Friday's update and a have a great weekend!