We now have formal approval to move the trailer of school supplies, first aid supplies, hand sanitizers and playground equipment from St. Louis to Amarillo to Tim Tam at The Word at Work at no charge. We get this generous gift from the fine people at Yellow Transportation here in St. Louis. They also helped to get the donations of all the paper products, notebooks, writing tablets, office supplies, etc. (about 8 pallets!) and by the way they also donated the trailer we put it in. Lastly, they were kind enough to even help us load it up. I can't say enough good things about Bob Kraemer and his associates at Yellow for all they have done.
We will have a little going away ceremony here next week and then it will be on it's way to Amarillo and then on to Holy Cross School in San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize.
There will be a small article in the Yellow Corporate magazine and I hope I can describe the school and all the great work that has been done by Vernon and his incredible team for the kids on the island and I'll try to throw in a link so they can learn more. You have done so much in such a small amount of time.
I'll also try to mention how the A/C message board fund raising drive provided the funds for the second (ocean) leg of the journey. Thanks go out to Fr. Mal Roberts of Peace Church for all of his assistance in holding the money for us.
This started out as a simple idea some time ago, and simple ideas sometimes get more complex as time goes on, but perseverance, flexibility, and the generosity of some fine people have finally gotten this idea ready to roll South.
Thanks go out to everyone who has touched this little project. I think there is enough paper to last a year or more, enough hand sanitizer to last 2-3 years, and enough of some of the first aid supplies to last even longer, even for 500 kids and staff.
We are very pleased to see this material on it's way to the school.
Ed and Sandy Settle