For many of us, Amanda Lindhout is our heroine. She has risen from an insufferable situation to a place of exalted benevolence.
At The Hub on Ross, we had the pleasure of meeting Amanda and a few of her family members.
She certainly is the epitome of grace!
As we look to her as an example of a philanthropist, we are reminded that we all have it in us.
We can give what we can, when we can, to render assistance to others.
Here in Red Deer, there are many people coming forward to assist the Global Enrichment Foundations’ efforts in providing famine relief to Somalia.
Every Friday afternoon at The Hub On Ross, people like Deleth and Grant give of their time to set up and sell jewelry. All of the monies raised goes to the foundation.
People of Central Alberta are invited to drop off their used jewelry, pick up a new piece or two, and leave their donation in the tin can. It is a system of pay what you can for an article of jewelry. It’s working.
Thank you to Amanda’s friend Karen for initiating the fundraising efforts last year.
Local musicians have been inspired to contribute to this humanitarian cause as well. On Jan. 13 , Dean Ray gave half of his CD sales from The Hub On Ross. At a concert that evening at the Red Deer Public Library, singer/songwriters Don Swift, Randi Boulton, Ross Stafford, Jamie Woodfin and Karen Bradshaw gave a portion of their ticket sales. It was a sweet melody.
Thanks to all these generous souls and the people of Red Deer, the Global Enrichment Foundation has $3,000 to help provide famine relief to our brothers and sisters in Somalia.
It has also provided an opportunity for persons with developmental disabilities and persons without development disabilities to connect and contribute to a cause our heroine has enlightened us with.
Twyla Joy Lapointe