Greetings from Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
In 2004, the St. David's Relief Foundation continued
its focus on community-based projects within Bosnia-Herzegovina.
St. David's best assists the broader population within
Bosnia-Herzegovina by sponsoring projects that influence
a community as a whole.
St. David's has accomplished two such projects this
past year. With countless families living below the
poverty level, many lack the basic needs necessary to
maintain an orderly household. Through your generosity,
and deep discounts offered by a major American appliance
manufacturer, we were able to procure, ship and deliver
425 new refrigerators to Bosnia-Herzegovina. Not only
did several hundred families receive this gift but also
numerous churches, shelters, homes for the elderly,
and hospitals. After many years of inadequate or no
means to preserve food through refrigeration, those
organizations and families that received this gift wish
to thank the supporters of St. David's.
Also in 2004, we sponsored our sixth Summer Work Camp.
Thirty American volunteers traveled overseas and gave
their time and talents to start construction on an elementary
school in central Bosnia. The project included the destruction
of the old school destroyed during the war, followed
by construction of the new one. The school contains
two classrooms, office, bathrooms, and an upstairs apartment
for the teacher. Students from the first to fourth grade
will attend the school starting in 2005. Fifteen students
are ready to enroll, eleven of which are first graders.
The school will be ready to receive students this spring.
For 2005, we are planning more community projects and
we have organized the seventh Summer Work Camp, which
will mark 15 years of service for the St. David's Relief
Foundation. A multiple celebration is planned and all
are welcome to enjoy this unforgettable experience.
May God bless you and your families,