Let’s Build a Home Together!!!
My name is Kelly Dornan. I am a member at Saint Andrews Episcopal Church and a senior at Westside High school. I would love to share with you my mission experience in the barrio of El Pedregal, Dominican Republic.
Last summer I participated in a Nebraska Diocesan Youth Mission with youth from four parishes. Our mission was to build a home for a church family there, and a playground at the school. Together we worked with the community to complete our mission calling. In one week, I formed life long friendships not only with my fellow missioners, but also with this wonderful community.
This experience was very important to me because through it I became closer to my faith. I thought I went to the Dominican Republic to help change the lives of others, and they changed my life. I am blessed to say, I am who I am today because of my mission experience in the DR.
I am writing to you because I am hosting a dinner and silent auction to raise funds to support the 2015 building of a home and the renovation of a building into a children’s shelter. Funds raised will be used to purchase necessary project materials. Youth from several Diocesan churches will again work with the community to complete these important projects.
I invite you to attend the dinner to support our projects and learn more about my mission experience as well as the experience of the youth who participated last year.
When: Sunday January 25, 2015
Where: Saint Andrews Episcopal Church 925 South 84th St. Omaha, NE 68114
What: Catered Latin Dinner and Silent Auction
Time: 5:30 P.M.
Price: $25 Per Person/$30 at the door
Babysitting provided in the nursery.
Please make checks payable to Saint Andrews Episcopal Church with “DR Youth Mission” in the memo line. Please send checks to St. Andrews Episcopal Church. No tickets will be issued. You will check in at the door.
If you are unable to attend but wish to support the 2015 Nebraska Youth DR Mission, checks may be sent to St. Andrews Episcopal Church.
Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or suggestions. You can reach me at my cell phone: (402) 536-0179, or my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am excited about this event and hope you will become a part of our team so that we may build this home together.
Thank you for your consideration and support,
Note from Don Peeler:
Kelly Dornan is a remarkable young lady who went with us last year on the Diocesan Youth DR Mission. She poured the last bucket of cement to complete the floor in the house we built for Jacqueline’s family. Kelly told us then that we had more homes to build, and last Fall committed herself to raising the funds necessary to build a home for another church family in el Pedregal.
Kelly is hosting a dinner and silent auction to raise funds to purchase the materials to build the home and to renovate a building into a children’s shelter. The youth who participated last year, and those going this year are working with her, so while the dinner is at St. Andrews, this is truly a Diocesan Event.