Monthly Archives: November 2008

Another Way To Help

I just received the following email.

You can help the flood victims in the Boquete area now by donating money via Paypal. All you need to do is go to Paypal.com and email a donation to my Paypal email address using your credit card. I will then transfer the money to my trusted farm manager, in Panama, Tino (who many of you in the Boquete/David area know) and he will get the money to a Boquete non-profit organization to buy supplies.

They will then use the money to buy food and supplies, wholesale, for the victims. I am paying all Paypal and transfer fees so 100% of your donated money will get to the victims. As we gather here in the US to give thanks, let us help those less fortunate in Panama through this disaster.

Go to Paypal.com and send your donation to fordcloseouts @ gmail . com (without the spaces). Be sure to specify in the notes field that the donation is for Boquete flood relief.

Ron and Kim Miller
Finca Santa Marta
Healthy Food for Panama

I will add that I know Ron and his wife Kim. For people outside of Panama, this would be an easy way to provide some assistance.

Word From Cámara de Turismo de Chiriquí

As you can see, I was requested to post this so that you can see that donations are coming in to the Cámara de Turismo de Chiriquí. I did not translate the Spanish. That is your exercise for the day. However the photo tells the story as well.

Señores, adjunto las fotos de las donaciones que nos han llegado hasta ahora.

Les informamos que el sábado en la mañana a las 8:30 am se estarán llevando estas donaciones y todas las que sigan llegando a la Alcaldía de Boquete. El que desee acompañarnos, nos lo comunica previamente. Luego nos pondremos de acuerdo con Carlos Alfaro y/o Marcel Chang para hacerles llegar algo a Cerro Punta. Tomaremos foto de estas donaciones y se les harán llegar durante la próxima semana.

Hay personas que han llegado a nuestras oficinas anónimamente a dejar su cooperación, pero entre los sabemos que han llegado tenemos:
· Lic. Alfredo Henríquez
· Lic. Enzo Polo
· Raquel Atencio y vecinos
· Michelle Carrillo
· Don Ray Williams
· Sra. América Peralta
· William Beach (ropa y efectivo)
· Wee-Mingh Fung y Familia
· Candelario Vargas (ha ofrecido el transporte para llevar las donaciones)
· Hotel Madrid
· Cooleche
· Cámara de Comercio de Barú
· Sra. Reina Aguilar

A todas estas personas, MUCHAS GRACIAS!!! Nuestros hermanos damnificados se lo agradecen.  El que aún no ha podido colaborar, vamos a seguir recibiendo sus donaciones hasta el sábado temprano en la mañana.

Don, would you please post this in your blog so people know about the donations we have received. Thanks!

Saludos Turísticos,

Raquel R. de Fung
Secretaria
Cámara de Turismo de Chiriquí
Web: http://www.camturchi.org (under construction)
Email: grdefung@camturchi.org
Ph/Fx: 507.775.7115

Bid 4 Boquete Charity Auction Reminder

I received the following email requesting that its information be published:

From……: Penny Barrett
Email…..:
Url…….:

Hola Don Ray
Could you promote this for people who would like to help the flood relief?
Thanks
Penny

One of the 4 charities that will benefit from our charity auction/sale on December 7th is the Lion’s Club. The Lion’s clubs in David and Boquete are currently devoting all of their resources to flood relief. They will receive 1/4 of all auction proceeds. The other 3 charities are also involved in flood relief but not to the extent of the Lion’s Club. Therefore, if you want to help out (and have a fun day and go home with good stuff) come to the auction on December 7th at the Boquete Fairgrounds. It starts at 2 pm. We currently have more than $17,000 worth of new goods and services that will be auctioned. In addition all proceeds from the sale of baked goods, snacks, coffee, alcohol, beer, wine, organic produce, handmade indigenous crafts, books, haircuts, palm reading, 50-50 raffle, a coffee tour, etc will go into the fund.

For those of you wondering how to help . . . this is a great way.
Penny

Universidad Latina’s Thanksgiving Program

I mentioned in a previous post that there would be a Thanksgiving Day program in Parque de Cervantes last Sunday. I got up and decided is wasn’t going to rain and made it to the park around 8:30 AM.  The photos that will appear in this post will be a small portion of the photos I took. I have had a request from a Panamanian, to use my photos in his blog. When I get the address to his blog, I will put it HERE. I have added an album with all of the photos taken. You will find it HERE.

Now lets get started. You can see there is still evidence of the previous day’s and night’s rain in the following photo.
Continue reading Universidad Latina’s Thanksgiving Program

Information from Boquete Lion’s Club

Strong rains bring about the underflow of the Rivers Caldera and
Chiriqui Viejo in the province of Chiriqui. Affecting and leaving a
great amount of affected:

85 houses and 1 camping of indigenous natives affected
15 houses and 2 campings indigenous naties destroy
573 affected people
255 damaged people

The Lions clubs of Region E . have united and are asking for aid with
the following consumptions.

* 500 Mattresses
* 300 Kits for Babies (pampers, baby’s bottles, humid pots for baby’s
bottles, towels, clothes of baby)
* 300 Tins of milk for Babies
* 500 Gallons of Chlorines
* 200 Milk packages tretapack
* 200 Equipment of Kitchen (Seth of pots, plates, glasses, places setting)
* Kits of Personal hygienic (hygienic paper, grazes of tooth, towels,
toothbrush, deodorants, combs, sanitary towels, towels)
* 300 Kits of cleaning (chlorines, disinfectant, soap, buckets)
* Strong Blanqutes for cold places
* 3000 Gallons of water
* 200 Tank for water (plastic tanks of 55 gallons for reserve)
* 500 food Bags droughts


Antonio M. Singh C.
President
Boquete Lions Club
Cel. 507 6618-2929

You can drop donations in David in the Lions Club Gym near Hospital Chiriqui.
Also the Fire Department next to Hotel Nacional in David.

In Boquete all donations have to go to the Major office and we can accept checks to:
Club de Leones de Boquete we will be buying what is need.

Antonio Singh also has a lot of photos from Boquete located HERE and HERE.

Flood Victim’s Needs

I received the following message from Lee-Mingh Fung. The English transition is embedded withing the original Spanish message.

Hola a todos! La lluvia no para…!

HELLO ALL! RAIN DOESN´T STOP…!

Tomando en cuenta las daños materiales y humanos que están causando estas lluvias en la región les extiendo un llamado de URGENCIA para que por favor nos unamos y organicemos rápidamente para hacer llegar el día de mañana y pasado mañana donaciones de víveres y ropa que se están pidiendo en ambos centros de ayuda a los damnificados en Volcán y Boquete.

GIVEN THE HUMAN AND MATERIAL DAMAGES THESE RAINS ARE CAUSING, THIS IS AN EMERGENCY CALL SO THAT WE CAN QUICKLY JOIN EFFORTS AND GET ORGANIZED TO SEND DRY FOOD DONATIONS AS WELL AS CLOTHING AND BLANKETS REQUIRED IN THE SHELTERS OF BOTH VOLCAN AND BOQUETE AREAS. Continue reading Flood Victim’s Needs