The year 2013 was a very exciting year for ReclaimKids and the first half of 2014 is proving to be the same. There have been some minor changes on the board among the officers, Rev. David Ward is now Chairman of the Board and Clyde Fox was voted in as President. We believe this will be a successful team in moving ReclaimKids forward.
We have taken steps through the first half of this year to expand our influence throughout the United States and the Continent of Africa. Two more storage units have been rented and supplies are already coming in as we prepare to ship another container. We are happy to report that 2 ultra-sound machines have been purchased through Med Wish in Cleveland at a wonderful price. These machines will save the lives of children and mothers at the clinic. We are moving forward with our plans to build the surgical wing at the clinic and adding an addition to the library for a computer room. Much of the funding is still needed for these two projects but we are very encouraged that the funds will be able to be raised in a timely fashion so these much needed buildings will soon be available to the people of Liberia.
The education of the children is still of the upmost importance for us at ReclaimKids and providing school supplies for these children is a major part of the work in Africa. Another part of the educational process is to provide tools for the teachers, this include procuring text books and other educational materials to be used in the class rooms. In the middle of July many of the stores place their schools supplies on sale, here in Ohio we are able to purchase 100 notebooks for $17.00, a very small donation in comparison to the benefits reaped from it, other supplies such as crayons, pencils, pen and erasers can be purchased for similar amounts. We would greatly appreciate your support to purchase these supplies so they will be able to be sent with the upcoming shipment. It does not take a large donation to make a difference.
Another project that is in the works is the updating of our web-site. The new site will have up to the minute information on the progress of all projects, current pictures of field visits and will make giving a donation much easier. We will inform everyone when updates are finished and we hope you will visit the site and tell others about it.
We want to express our appreciation for all your support through the years and would like you to see the results of your labor that it has not been in vain. You are truly making a difference in the lives of children and young people. We have enclosed a DVD of the most recent field visit to Liberia which took place in Oct. of 2013. We hope you enjoy it.