On Monday March 16, 2009, the Mustard Seed Communities (MSC) lost one of their housing facilities in a fire. The children’s home, Martha’s House, served approximately thirty HIV/AIDS infected children.
The JAMPACT family will continue to keep the Mustard Seed Communities in our prayers. We also encourage you to take further ACTION via financial contributions or volunteering in any way that you can. Mustard Seed Communities has published a wish-list of supplies that are needed on their website: www.mustardseed.com.
Ways to donate:
Online: MSC online link to make a donation
Mail: MSC USA development office at: 29 Janes Avenue, Medfield, MA 02052
Contact Laura Doherty, Executive Director, at 508-242-9622.
Mustard Seed Children left without a Home
Martha’s House in Kingston Jamaica, home to thirty children with HIV/AIDS, burned to the ground last night.
We are grateful that all of the children and caregivers were able to escape from the burning building. This was in large part due to the help of many people from the local community who came to our assistance.
A caregiver and security guard were injured and are expected to recover fully. Our children, many of whom are under five years old are very confused and are suffering from stress. They have lost their home and all of their belongings. We are mobilizing local volunteers to spend time with the children in order to reassure them that they are safe. The children have been taken to two of our homes in the area, Matthew 25:40 and Mary’s Child, as we look for permanent housing.
Although we have not yet received a full report from the Fire Marshall, the fire is believed to have been caused by a short from the electrical pole outside of the home.
As is often true in disasters such as these, our immediate need is for funds and goods to replace what the children have lost. To donate funds online go to make a donation.
You may also send funds directly to MSC USA development office at: 29 Janes Avenue, Medfield, MA 02052 or contact Laura Doherty, Executive Director, at 508-242-9622.
Please pray for the children and caregivers and give thanks that everyone is safe.