Nov 24, 2009
We have been busy on the phone and computer, making our lists and checking them twice. We have been receiving emails and answering comments asking if we are going to need to have food drives again this winter. We have been busy contacting the residents of our villages and local entities to assess how everyone is doing so far this winter.
Ann has been talking to people in Nunam Iqua and found out that there was some property loss and damage during the flood on Nov. 11. Some families lost their boats, others lost their nets during the flood. One family had some damage on their house due to the high winds. Ann is going to be calling every family to check and see how they are doing and to find out if they need help with food this winter.
Since Ann is spending this winter in Ugashik she will not be able to have a food drive and will be unable to accept flat rate boxes like last year to distribute to the needy families. Instead she is gathering information to start adopting needing families. She will comply a list of family names, addresses, family size and specific needs. Once this list is complied individuals/families will be able to contact her and adopt a family to send food to directly.
Victoria has been in contact with Pilot Point and is finding out what the needs are there this winter. Once she has that information they will decide whether or not to do a food drive or to adopt out individual families.
Thank you for your time and desire to help those in need in rural Alaska. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Ann and Vic