Family Donates to Water With Blessings

Donna and KellyThey look a little strange. They’re called socks. And we needed 50 of them.

That’s when Donna, left, and Kelly D., a mother and daughter team from Canfield, graciously crocheted all the socks needed for this year’s Water With Blessings mission trip. These socks protect part of the water filtration systems from damage.

Kelly volunteers with our Service Learning Program and works at the Motherhouse, too. We’re grateful for her and Donna’s contribution to our project!

In December, Sister Norma Raupple is leading a group of young women on the mission to bring clean water to God’s thirsty children at the U.S.-Mexico border, where water on both sides is terrible.

all socksThis is the second year for our WWB mission trip. The nuts and bolts are this: “Water Women” are trained in how to use water filtration kits, which cost $60 apiece. In exchange for a kit and training, “Water Women” agree to help five other families – sharing, not selling, the clean water. Last year, our Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown group delivered 50 units, ultimately giving 250 families clean water.

The trip not only helps these families, it provides a chance for young adult women to deepen their relationship with us while participating in an international service experience. And it was a chance for donors – many our family, Associates and friends – to be part of a wonderful ministry. Their help was immense when we had to fix frozen pipes last year.

We’re behind on funding for this year’s trip. If you or your group – maybe a church group or just your crowd of friends – can sponsor at “Water Woman” at $60 please contact Contact Sister Norma by email or at 330.792.7636.

All donations help and are greatly appreciated, so if you can give more or less than $60, please consider contributing to this worthwhile ministry.

Read more to learn more about the WWB program, founded by Kentucky Ursuline Sister Larraine Lauter.