My favortie 8th grade class from South Carolina actually left a comment on my guest book. They said that they have a way to check my blog out from their class. How exciting. Hey guys, did you get the package that I sent you?
Today's post will be photo heavy. LtCol Johnson and I decided to donate some money to help out a homeless family that sits in the middle of the street everyday. That photo at the top of the blog is the image that haunted me all day yesterday. The mother of that child looks almost like a ghostly figure. She sits on the street under the burqa waving her cane at the passing cars. Meanwhile her two children are always doing the same thing. They are moving their hands to their mouths signaling that they want food from the passing motorists.
It really does not take a lot of money to make a big impact in Afghanistan. A typical physician makes $80.00 per month and lives fairly well. So a $10.00 donation goes very far to feed a family. I also gave them some donated gifts from back home that people did not want. For instance we were sent laundry detergent but we have people who do our laundry for us. I hope the people back home do not mind.
The interpreter was nice enough to go out and buy the supplies and donate them for us. This picture is of the vendor selling him oil and rice.
Here they are receiving the supplies.