Last November, the ACE Board of Directors met for our annual Board meeting in Jamaica. During that time, ACE was notified of what we would consider a critical desperate situation happening to one of our sponsored children in the Mason Hall community. The situation was worse than expected. Everyone, including the dogs, was starving, no food, no water, no place to live. Two children, ages three and six, live with a mother who is terminally ill.
Many of our Board Members were so moved by what was happening that several of us committed individual funds to get immediate shelter for Shelli Ann and her family. As we began, we didn’t have the full funding to complete the house, but we had volunteers coming down that would give us a day. Our construction team, lead by Foster, worked daily to get Shelli and her family under shelter. We even hauled water to the top of this hill to fill up barrels of water for them to cook, clean, and live.
Today, thanks to everyone who made this a priority, Shelli Ann and her children have a home. Well, not just a home, but a safe place, a bathroom to be completed by March using our recycled toilets and sinks from the hotel. Did I mention we are feeding her dogs and hoping to get them spayed? The family was seen last week by our doctors and dentists. They are not yet up to par for perfect health, but they are safe. Thank you to everyone for joining into this commitment to keep a woman and her children safe and well.