2019 COLORS OF HOPE
EVENT CONCLUSION UPDATE
More than 130 participants attended the Tumaini Fund USA annual gala at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club on February 9, 2019 culminating a week visit by Tumaini founder Dr. Susan Wilson. The net amount raised at the event to support the orphans and widows in Kagera, Tanzania was $115,000, most of which were Fund a Need donations for shallow wells, more than 20 houses, bicycles, education and mosquito nets. Thanks to the continued generous donations made by many Trinitarians, Rotarians and others the total net amount raised since the beginning of the year through March is more than $176,000. One Trinity couple again deserve a very special recognition for their support of Tumaini’s effort to bring clean water to those villagers in Kagera. This year they again provided the money to build more than 10 shallow wells, so crucial in helping to save lives which otherwise might be lost due to water borne illnesses.
Dr. Wilson is planning a return trip to Naples, with her husband Doug, for a week in mid- November, as a vacation from her clinic work and to also plan next year’s activities for Tumaini Fund USA. It will be Dr. Doug Wilson’s first trip to Florida.
It’s been 10 years since Tumaini Fund USA was established and since that time donations of more than $1,500,000 have been received. Those funds have provided clean water, decent housing, primary, secondary and university education and much more for tens of thousands of orphans. Kudos to Trinity by The Cove for exemplifying the five Marks of Mission developed by the Episcopal Church, one of which is “to respond to human need by loving service”.
Thanks be to God from whom all blessings flow.