Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Meristel's Roof Update


Last week I told you about Madame Meristel, a lovely Haitian lady with five kids whose tarp roof was destroyed in Hurricane Isaac. I posted a photo of the proforma her husband got from a contractor that described all the needed supplies to finish the roof. I asked you guys for $1,500 to get this lady and his kids a roof.



One thousand six hundred and eighty dollars appeared in our Paypal account over the last week.

13 people gave to this cause, including one $10 gift from a five-year-old who saw Madame Meristel's photo on his grandmother's computer. He went straight for his piggy bank, according to his grandmother.

13 people gave to Meristel's roof, including 10 people who are total strangers to us. I have no idea how you wound up on this blog, but Meristel's life is about to get a whole lot better due to your money.

13 people gave, including people from Columbia (TN), Dallas, Fort Worth, Baton Rouge, Houston, Garland, Waco, Tro (MI), Cumming (GA), and Rowlett. Who are you crazy strangers giving me money?! Thank you!

Hooray!!! Praise God.
Slightly edited since I can hear my mom's voice in my head warning about identity theft
So last night I wrote a check for the total donated and will get it cashed. Miquette has volunteered her truck to help Meristel get to a construction material store (and also, if we're honest, so provide some light accountability that the money definitely goes to the roof). This is really going to happen.

I hope I'll be able to visit and take a picture when it's done.

Thank you guys so much.



  1. I couldn't donate this time, but I'm thankful for all who did. Yay! :)

  2. Yay!! So happy that they'll have a roof over their head. Excited to see the final pictures.



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