Passing It Along
So....Where does it go?...the money, that is!
As I've stated, approximately 50% (or quite a bit more as is the case) of all earnings from my artwork go to help those that I have met along the way that are in need.
Here is a partial list of assistance for 2019
I met a young man named Victor in San Isidro, El Salvador. He was born with a condition that has radically contracted his muscles between his neck and shoulder. $575 was given for weekly physical therapy. He is making great improvement!
A friend in need on Jocoaitique, El Salvador: $125
The community of El Carmen: basic needs, food medicine, etc: $875
Family in Anamoros, El Salvador: $500
Friends who work in the countryside that plant corn in need of help: $225
Students (university and seminarians) basic school supplies and books: $450
The purchase of a prostethic leg for a friend who was violently assaulted: $7,500 (with the help of many friends)
Mission work assistance for a family: $500
Food, toiletries and medicine, brought directly to families in various towns and villages of Jalapa: $1,500
Priest-friend in Diocese of Jalapa, basic needs: $400
-Family in Oaxaca: food and medicine: $325