With many thanks to Garry Lucas for sharing this opportunity with us, the Rotary Club of Three Creeks has its first opportunity to participate in a Rotary International project.
At our October 20 meeting, we will "pass the hat" and ask everyone to contribute what they can to help the Rotary Club of Vancouver Metro Sunrise become a "Buffalo Buddy".
Located in Nepal, just outside of Kathmandu there is a a Eco-Home for orphaned children. This is a safe, healthy and productive place for children without parents who otherwise would be at extreme, even mortal risk. The Eco-Home children are provided a private school education and a loving, very happy home with health care and nutritious meals. These children are not subject to the risks of uncertain adoptions and are cared for to adulthood with prospect of a higher education. However a clean, sanitary , healthy milk supply has been identified as a ongoing problem. To help solve the problem Buffalo Joe (Joe Watson of Axis Point Developers) and Dooley Intermed are raising funds to build a protective shed and purchase three water buffalo.
The Rotary Club of Vancouver Metro Sunrise will also "pass the hat" at its meeting, with a match of up to $125 from its club foundation, to help ensure that these children will have safe milk and water to drink every day. This is a great opportunity for our new club to participate with another area club and assist with international service.