Daily Archives: April 4, 2007

Social Services Deliveries

Unfortunately I am running late today and only have a few minutes so I will post some pictures but only a little text.

Today we are delivering food boxes to families that have been recommended by Social Services. These are usually people who are in the most dire need. Every family has a story and my interpreter today, Ira is wonderful at finding out and explaining every situation to me.

The trucks arrive and we begin loading the food boxes and Tide. We will have 4 vehicles delivering today.



This woman is an Armenian refugee who lives very remotely with her 3 children. Her husband has moved away and sends money periodically. She still hopes that he may return someday.


This picture was taken in the apartment of a young girl of 18 who has lost both her parents. She now is responsible for her younger brother and sister and now she is pregnant! She has decorated her bedroom using empty cigarette packages and CD’s.


Neil Matheson and Ira are talking to a woman who, like most was very surprised to see us and at first thought that something was wrong.


I love the recycling that goes on here. This is a giant tractor tire that has had one sidewall cut off and the hole plugged on the other. It is now a swimming pool!


More recycling … using the parts from the back of a fridge to scrape off your boots!


This woman lives alone and has someone from Social Services stop in a couple of times a week to draw her water from down the road and to make sure she is alright.


Dave Shaw had put an aquarium in the foyer of the Chausy Orphanage, when we showed up to deliver the fish he held them up to a class window, disrupting the class. The teacher wasn’t very happy … but the kids were thrilled.


Here is the aquarium.


Here are the kids.


Dave made them promise … “No Fishing”!