This article was originally published in the July 2021 edition of ITMI Monthly.
The local businessman who has previously supplied the children’s home with about $10,000 worth of firewood each year saw a drastic reduction in business during the pandemic and was unable to make the usual donation this year.
It is important that Casa Dorca have the wood by summertime so that it has time to dry out. This ensures the boiler system will not be damaged.
Supporters have given about 80 cubic meters of the 200 cubic meters needed.
The mostly empty storage space that Casa Dorca needs to fill with wood during each summer.
(Taken before receiving the 80 cubic meters.)
Casa Dorca's broiler heating system, fueled by wood.
“It is important that we receive or purchase the remaining 120 cubic meters soon so that it can dry out through the summer,” the home’s Director, Ionel Lovescu writes.
The amount needed to purchase the remaining 120 cubic meters is around $6,000USD. This need is both urgent and dire.
About the Authors
Steve Evers has advocated for and served the ITMI partners as ITMI Director since 2001. Approximately once a year, Steve visits with ITMI partners in their countries and brings stories back to encourage supporters. Steve enjoys photography and mechanics, (both hobbies that have greatly benefited ITMI partners!) Prior to becoming ITMI's Director, Steve served on the Board of Directors for 4 years. Steve lives in Arizona with his wife, Darlene.
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