September 18, 2008
Sometimes It Really Does Take a Village Part II
On September 8, 2008 (Sometimes It Really Does Take a Village) we shared with you the story of two women in Israel who have taken it upon themselves to enlist their neighbors’ help in providing food and other needs for families in the vicinity who do not have the means to do so themselves.
This morning, at about 6:45am our time, I received an email from one of the women, who shared that they had picked up the holiday food coupons that we had purchased on their behalf (they were thrilled!); but that they were short a few hundred dollars in their wish to provide new shoes for the children in these families. Could we help?
By 7:30am we had exchanged several emails relating to the shoe purchases and by 8:40 we were on the phone with the shoe store in Jerusalem making the financial arrangements to get the shoe purchases completed.
In less than two hours from a distance of about 6000 miles it was all arranged and several children will have new shoes with which to start the New Year!
It doesn’t get much better!