2007 Relief Trip
Sam Relief would like to take a moment to express our thanks to two people. Over the last two months, we have conducted an extensive fund-raising effort here in the United States . This effort was coordinated and implemented by Star Singer, Preap Sowath, and his team. Ambassador Joseph Adamo Mussomeli and his US Embassy Staff made this trip possible and we would like to thank them for their efforts on our behalf. Your support of Sam Relief is greatly appreciated and helps to accomplish our mission.
This trip will allow us to continue our mission of educating commitment of Cambodia by adding two additional schools to our 2007 campaign which we will name for the people who managed this campaign . This brings our total commitment this year to six schools we will build.
Again, Thank you for your support of Sam Relief. We believe the children we help will Change the country of Cambodia which will help change the world.
Friend Without a Border
Three years ago while on my annual trip to Cambodia , I met a man named Mr. Kenro Izu was introduced by Ambassador Roland Eng at the Cambodian Embassy in Washington DC in 2004. He runs an under –privileged hospital in Cambodia called Angkor Hospital for Children. When I visited the hospital I was moved by the hope the children who are treated there have Mr. Jon F. Morgan Executive Director, Mr.Long, Sedtha, Ms. Arun Sinketh, Ke, Sokunthea explained the hardships of having to treat so many ill children with very little funding. Many of the children fight a dual problem of fighting their disease.As well as hunger while fighting that fight.
That year 2005 , Sam Relief donated a 15 tons of rice sponsored by Mayor Royer C. Claar which helped keep many of those children alive. The following year, as part of our annual fundraising drive, we committed.
2006 the Jack Rose Club donated 10 tons of rice.
Sam Relief promised the to raise 15 tons of rice for 2007 due to the increasing of the number of ill children.
To donating 15 tons of rice to the hospital which feeds all of the children in the Hospital for a 12 months period.
This year 2007 those 10 tons of rice were sponsored by Mayor Roger Claar.
one ton each from Mr. Don Kroll,
one ton from Mr.Ted Lierl.
one ton from Mr.Dan O'shea
one ton from Mr. Bill Batdorf
one ton from Mr. Robert Harnett
Last three years. We at Sam relief feel this is an extension of our mission of educating the children of Cambodia as they cannot learn if they do not have the facilities to do so.
We provide water; shelter and clothing as well as this closed the gap.
This year, we are very much on our way to our goal. Due to the generosity to my friends and donors, so far we are able to donate 15 tons of rice. We, at Sam relief want to continue this tradition and ask for your help in reaching our goal in the future.
President and founder
2007 Newsletter Update:
July 2007 marked the beginning of another successful and lengthy trip to my beloved homeland, Cambodia. It certainly is a privilege to be able to enjoy the wonderful accomplishments of Sam Relief, which I now share with all of you.
This past year has once again been particularly rough on agriculture throughout the entire region. Farmers in Cambodia have endured severe drought conditions due to lack of sufficient rainfall, resulting in a diminished amount of crops, creating yet an even higher level of poverty and widespread distress. When Sam Relief donates a ton of rice, we are literally saving lives.
While in Cambodia I worked on the 2007 relief mission which took place in August of this year. I have listed some of the projects that we have worked on. Our mission positively affects the heath and livelihood of the people in my country. I hope you are as excited as I am and reach into your heart to help in future projects such as these:
This year we built six schools, furthering the education of children over a wide area.
¤The first is due to a single contribution from Mr. Clifford Laughton and was built in my home town of Svay Rieng Province adjacent to his JSM school of 2005.
It was honored by Governor Gorn Pen in a ceremony on July 31, 2007.
JSM Schools 2007
¤The second, by a single contribution from Elizabeth Updike, built at Tun Lorp Takeo Province in honor of her daughter, Olivia. The ceremony on August 24, 2007 was honored by H.E Var Kim Hong.
¤The third was by way of dual contributions by Mr. Christopher M. Crane and Mr. Mark Terk, built at Svay Rieng Province. H.E Khieu Kanhnarith was our great honored host.
007 school 2007
¤The forth, due to a single contribution by Mr. Gary Bremer, is at Khet Kandal Province. Dedication was on August 2, 2007
Gary Bremer school 2007
¤The fifth, from a fundraising concert tour by Cambodia star singers. Thanks to US Embassy who granted the visas to the performers. This school was built at Ang Ro Ka.. Takeo Province and will be inaugurated in December, 2007.
Ang Ro Ka School
¤The sixth, also from a fundraising concert tour by Cambodia star singers. Thanks again to US Embassy for granting the visas to the performers. This school was built at Ang Ro Neap Takeo Province and also will be inaugurated in December, 2007.
2007 has been the most successful year ever in the history of Sam Relief, in that we were able to build six schools. As a very promising start for another wonderful year of relief efforts, Mr. Lawrence Chase and Mr. Buddy Mancuso are two new potential donors who would like to donate schools for construction in 2008.
As part of our annual fundraising drive for 2008, we have committed to donating 15 tons of rice which will feed all of the children there in the hospital for a 12 month period. This year Sam relief donated several tons of rice which helped keep many of those children alive. We have been able to meet this goal for each of the last three years. We at Sam Relief feel this is a necessary extension of our mission of educating the children of Cambodia, as they cannot learn if they do not have the facilities to do so. We provide water; shelter and clothing as well. This has helped to close the gap, to make the difference between starvation and survival, between failure and success.
Angkor Children Hospital at Siem Reap
We have also bestowed scholarships to 73 students. There are four students who have proudly just graduated from University.
A total of 21 fresh water wells were also dug this year, further enabling many more deprived villagers to survive, thrive and prosper.
Heartfelt thanks to all of my faithful contributors!
President and founder
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