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Remembering Melissa Roberts

 

We were so sad to hear of the tragic passing of Melissa Roberts.  When she lived in Wilson, N.C. she joined Eastgate Community
Church (formerly Wilson Community Church) on trips to Guatemala where she was a bright light and encouragement to everyone she met.  Our hearts go out to her husband, Brian and daughter, Sabrina.  We join with her friends from Wilson who are shocked and grieving the loss of such a beautiful person.  
Containers used to store water 

Her friends from the Wilson community were looking for a way to honor Melissa and we felt that meeting a need and helping to find a solution was exactly something that Melissa would get behind.  We recently learned that the families in Gerona are in desperate need of containers to store water.  Because they do not have access to running water, they are dependent on trucks from the government that deliver water every other day.  The problem is that many families don't have containers to store the water.  These containers are $30 each and each family needs two.  Melissa's 49th Birthday would have been March 28th and so the goal is to raise $1470 to provide 49 containers.  

We invite you to give to this need in honor of Melissa who loved her time in Guatemala and was able to visit the children and families in the community of Gerona.  


Your tax deductible gift can be made here

Melissa's family will be notified of your generosity.  


UPDATE:  Because of the overwhelming response to this need, we have decided to add water filters to the goal, allowing us to provide 25 families with water containers and water filters in memory of Melissa!  You can read more about our water filters here

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