Crisis Corps in Jamaica
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In my work as a Crisis Corps volunteer here in Jamaica
I have formed a partnership for my agency, Ewarton
Community Development Action Committee (ECODAC), with
an agency in the U.S. called Pedals for Progress.
ECODAC is creating a Life Skills Training Centre to
provide much needed technical and vocational
opportunities for young men.
Pedals donates used bikes to projects in developing
countries. Go to their website for a better
explanation of what they do: www.p4p.org
Pedals for Progress will ship a container of bikes to
Jamaica to be fixed up and sold as a income generating
project for our agency. To send the first shipment
money needs to be raised. Each following shipment will
be paid for by the profits from the first shipment.
It costs about $6,000 USD to ship a container of bikes
to Jamaica from the U.S. The container will contain a
value of about $30,000 in bikes or more.
Some money has already been raised. To get the bikes
shipped Pedals for Progress needs $2,000 USD more. If
this is not raised in the next week or so, Pedals will
have to wait until the fall to consider our program
again, and will ship the container to another agency
that is already active.
Pedals for Progress is a good NGO. It was started by a
returned Peace Corps volunteer. If our agency can get
the bikes shipped we will be able to sell them to
provide some much needed funds for the Life Skills
Centre and also provided much needed cheap and
environmentally friendly transportation for needy
people in the community. With gas prices continuing to
go up many people in the community can't afford to get
to work or school.
$2,000 USD is not a whole lot of money in the U.S.,
but it is a lot in Jamaica. It is $130,000 JMD.
If you would like to help the Ewarton Community
Development Action Committee's Life Skill Centre and
their partnership with Pedals for Progress please
contact David Schweidenback pdls4@...
Money can be wired directly to Pedals at the following
bank: Unity Bank Clinton, NJ #021210057
account: Pedals for Progress #1030372624
If you donate please contact David to let him know
that you want the money to go for the Jamaica project.
Any amount you can donate will be assistance in
helping young people get Life Skills Training in
Ewarton, St. Catherine, Jamaica.
Thank you for your consideration.
Richard Sitler (cell) 876-475-8424 Ewarton P.O. St. Catherine, Jamaica, WEST INDIES richs85@...
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