Recently since I’ve made this project “public” or gotten it into full swing it’s all I’ve been able to think about. Emily and I are corresponding several times a day and my motivation is high!.
I’ve been doing a lot of research into other organisations for tips and potential support for Hime for Help. Not only have I been inquiring about getting tips and such but I have been looking at companies for resources and things that could be donated or discounted potentially in bulk. Here’s the great new well good news, I’ve been in talks with a bug net wholesaler (www.mosquitocurtains.com) and he’s already responded; he being the owner of the company. I received an email this morning stating:
Call me. We accumulate large scraps with only minor cosmetic errors that we can’t sell.
In addition, we have some interesting improvised rigging ideas. We’ve done this sort of thing before.
Fingers crossed that we can get a great deal or even stuff for free!
The other day Emily was telling me she needed a Video person and of course having a background in photography and at Specs Howard I would jump at that chance! So more research has been done I was looking into a solar power battery charger for my camera. I found a Solar Charger for my camera’s battery specifically which is fantastic. I also found a Universal Solar Charger, most are running for 150 dollars but with my great skills of hunting the internet I found the same model for 72 dollars plus shipping so I may look into that. Because the power over at the orphanage may be sporadic I figured solar would be the best route to go; if I ended up getting the universal charger then we could use it for a lot more things like Emily’s lap top or camera’s or other gear. Keep in my this is not a huge solar panel, it’s only little and can fit in a backpack even a purse a “regular” purse not a granny one that can carry 5 bricks it in.
Last post I mentioned about talking to my mum about going to Haiti and that she was not pleased, well I had someone there for support and later that night I ended up going to his place just to talk about what some worries were. It was a very good conversation and we talked about things that I have thought about and some that I hadn’t but I am still very confident in what I’m doing. I’m somewhat glad people are challenging me in my decision because it prepares me for when people are really against me going. The more and more people challenge me more the more confident I because same with when people encourage me. I kind of feel like I’m being driven to do this really put my talents and skill where they can be used!
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.