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Hope for Uganda

Organized by: Jessica Tucker

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THE STORY:

Over the years, the people of Uganda and surrounding areas have experienced much that many of us have never had to endure: violent dictatorships that ripped children from their loved ones and forced families into refugee camps, genocide, crippling poverty, famine, untreated AIDS, lack of potable water, and much more. I have long felt drawn to do something to help the people in this area, but was never sure what I could do.

That desire was rekindled a few weeks ago, when my father, while doing research for a Bible study he leads, shared with me a documentary about an Australian woman who moved to Uganda to help former child soldiers heal from the abuse they suffered at the hands of militia groups.

A few days later, as I waited for my church service to begin, I read an announcement in the bulletin about my church’s upcoming mission trip to Uganda. I've been thinking and praying about it ever since; and that brings me to the reason for my fundraiser.

From July 18 to August 6, I have the opportunity to go to Uganda with South Tampa Fellowship and Kelly Green Global (www.kellygreenglobal.com). This 13-Day humanitarian and mission trip will be reaching out and helping the people of Jinja, Uganda by meeting both physical and spiritual needs

The group with whom I am traveling is breaking up into smaller teams, and will be working on many different projects. Some will be providing free medical and dental care, some will be doing HIV/AIDS education in village schools, some will be working to help women establish small businesses that will help them to provide for their families, some will be providing assistance to an orphanage, and one team will be surveying a remote village in preparation for a future clean water program.

The cost for this trip is $4200, and covers my airfare, lodging, and some of my meals while there. Any additional funds raised over the $4200 will be used to purchase supplies for the various projects we hope to complete.

$225

 

5% Raised of $4,200 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Tim Yeazell

    $50

  • Tre Nation

    $20

  • McNerney's

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $45

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Organized by

Jessica Tucker

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $45

4 years ago

McNerney's

McNerney's

DONATION: $100

Jess, Thank you for sharing this with us. I will be praying for you to hit your support goal. Matthew 25:35-36, 40. Keep me updated on your progress. Love you, 4 years ago

Tre Nation

Tre Nation

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Tim Yeazell

Tim Yeazell

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

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