Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Service Boot Camp: I CAN Help.

Letter from Basic: Day 17

Today, I donated the money from the fortune cookie sale to the church's Haiti relief effort. And it felt really good.

Here is the automated reply that I received, which was addressed to me, but really goes out to all of you who ordered cookies and made this possible.

"We are grateful for your donation of $700.00 to Humanitarian - Emergency Response.

We appreciate your efforts to make a tangible difference in someone's life, and to bless the lives of others around the world. 100% of your donation goes to help those in need.


Humanitarian Services

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Here is more of what the church will be doing with the money that we have donated: Building temporary housing before the rainy season hits Haiti.

Click here to see more of what the Church and members are doing to help in Haiti.

PS - I mentioned that we raised "over $700" for Haiti...well, we really did. I am just waiting for one more check. I'll forward that to the relief effort too as soon as I get it! :) I just didn't want to hold up the rest of the so badly needed funds!

Day 17: Can a stay-at-home Mom in rural Pennsylvania, up to her knees with snow, up to her ears in toddlers really help people--another Mother--halfway around the world??? Whom I've never met and probably will never meet? The idea is difficult to fathom.

We live in quite an amazing world at a very amazing time.
And today, I am grateful for that.

All of the photos shown here came from Meridian Magazine .
Click the links/photos posted here to get there and read more.


  1. go Jocelyn-good work. I made a donation to the fund also of $100 and it felt wonderful to help in some small way.

  2. you guys are awesome! we are going to have a bake sale at work in April, i'm sure a lot of people would want to participate and donate baked goods so they can reach out to Haiti as well.

    Jocelyn, do you or your husband know a Timothy Christensen who served his mission in the Philippines in 1975?[i know a lot of Christensens but you'll never know, might be your husband's relative]

  3. way to go Jocelyn, thanks for making that happen.