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On the Ground Report with Clair & Magoe Menning,
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Addressing Poverty In Paradise
February 2020  Vol 5, Issue 1 Newsletter
 

MACARIO ADVANTAGE CARRYING ON!

What a journey it is! This year is the beginning of Macario Advantage's fifth year addressing the effects of poverty on islands in the Eastern Caribbean! As we continue to carry out humanitarian projects, we encounter many possibilities for change,for growth, and for renewed hope for the islanders. It's true that we are having an impact, and this won't change.
We wait to see what God will do this year as He continues to work through us to bless islanders in need!
                                                                                                                                                                                             CONTINUING WORK AT CORNERSTONE SHELTER

Macario Advantage returned to this shelter in St. Lucia to continue making positive changes. The vegetable garden is being prepared for planting and will soon provide food to supplement daily meals. 
The refurbishment of the furniture in the facility has begun. Repairs will be done in the common area first and then repairs will be done on the beds.
 


A KITCHEN MAKEOVER

The kitchen and storage area at the Boys Training Center in St. Lucia, which were in need of reorganizing and a fresh coat of paint, has been completed. The open space gives the kitchen staff more preparation area and room to move around with ease. 



HAPPENINGS AT FEED MY SHEEP

Macario Advantage has undertaken a large project that will be done in phases at the Feed My Sheep Homeless Shelter in Mahaut, Dominica. Work has begun to remove debris and clean the grounds around the facility, and to clean and organize the interior area of the facility. Work is also in progress to complete a wall to protect the shelter from flooding. The kitchen is being upgraded to make it more user friendly.


As the work progresses, construction phases of this project will be shared in upcoming newsletters. 

 

GRATEFUL BEYOND WORDS!


Our work is funded completely through generous donations. As the scope of our efforts continue to increase, our needs increase, so we are grateful beyond words for your support! Thank you to our donors and volunteers who contribute to making Macario Advantage a remarkable humanitarian organization that is dedicated to Addressing Poverty in Paradise. 




 

The Board of Directors and all associates of Macario Advantage sincerely appreciate the support that we have received from the partners and friends of our organization. This support allows us to continue with our mission to provide assistance to local community development projects described elsewhere in this newsletter.
 
95% of the funds donated to Macario Advantage go directly to supporting our projects and programs, with only 5% used to pay for direct costs necessary to accomplish our mission. We have no leases, loans, rents, debts, salaries or non-essential expenses. We operate with integrity and strive for excellence  in all we do.  Macario Advantage is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization and your financial gift is tax deductible.  CONTRIBUTE NOW






 
Macario Advantage would like to say “Thank you” to all our volunteers who have worked  in helping us to complete all of our projects over the years!. Your compassion, love and involvement have changed the lives of many poor islanders.
We are forever grateful for you!
As projects advance into the implementation stage, volunteers will be needed to participate in, and lead, the work. VOLUNTEER NOW.

 
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