Sunday, September 13, 2020

Difficult Times – They Keep Coming!

Hi Friends and Family!


We hope that this message finds you all safe and well. We can hardly stop to catch our breath these days, with this year packing on one disaster after another. It lifts our hearts and spirits that you all continue to reach out to us! Thank you all for your continued support… our struggling towns and hurting, hungry people need it now more than ever! We are currently fundraising for a few families and for 3 groups of Dream of a Better World friends who are feeding people around the country.

In Hawaii, the Sunset Beach Mualoa Food Pantry buys food at cents on the dollar from distribution centers and helps feed the North Shore’s homeless and hungry; their need has been rising due to unemployment from Covid-19. A majority of Hawaii residents earn their living through the tourism industry, which is completely shut down.


In California, we are supporting California Homemaker’s Association, a small but mighty non-profit that provides food, clothing, medical and legal aid and more to people in Santa Rosa and the surrounding area. They are a membership group of volunteers working together to offer a variety of services to those in need. Their population is mostly hungry children and families and those who are undocumented, homeless, compromised, unemployed, and have no access to food and basic everyday needs. Now, many more are being impacted by the disastrous wildfires.


In Tennessee, our sweet friends William and Ebralie

Mzweira are making a difference in a big way. They personally fled the genocide in Rwanda, where William lost 76 family members in the 100-day massacre. You can read more about their story in our July blog below. William and Ebralie are people who “pay it forward” every single day. William supported the "Lost Boys" of Sudan when they arrived in Nashville from Africa, and now those same refugees are fundraising to feed other refugees from around the world.


In addition, we are supporting small community “closet” pantries that are popping up on street corners and being managed by local people in towns that have been hit hard by Covid-19. If you have a local community pantry that you want to tell us about, please let us know. 


And now, our friends in Oregon are losing homes and have evacuated. We will be reaching out to them today. 


From Covid-19, the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and many more at the hands of police brutality, to the ravaging fires down the west coast, it seems like this year just won’t stop. It just feels relentless; we are collectively holding our breath, waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel to appear to tell us that everything will be okay and there is a chance we can go back to normal. We are angry, sad, and tired of it. Let’s all work together to help those that are struggling in this new reality. Lets be sure that people have enough to eat during these challenging times! 


If you can share a meal or two with these people across our land, please DONATE! Thank you so much!


We appreciate you!


Carly, Jack and Hannah Button

And everyone at Dream of a Better World