Elito and I wanted to give you an update from San Pedro. All of San Pedro has been working nonstop all day raising money and donations of food and clothing. The Town Hall has been the headquarters for the fundraising efforts. Everyone from highschool students to business have volunteered their time to the fundraising. The Reef Radio has been basically been airing the efforts from Town Hall throughtout the day in the form of a telethon. The efforts of all these wonderful has raised close to thirty thousand dollars so far. The Town Board trucks also went through the streets and from home to home collecting donations. We also know that at least one plane load of supplies fly from San Pedro to Placencia. Tomorrow a group of boats will depart San Pedro for Placencia loaded with relief supplies. They plan to stop at other devastated communities along the way and drop off supplies. So far we know that our boat SEAduced, Tanisha, BottomTime, Sea Wolf, Barefoot Watersports and Searious will be making that trip. Thank You San Pedro and San Pedranos!! We will update you tomorrow when Elito gets back from Placencia. Rebecca Arceo SEAduced by Belize
[This message has been edited by Marty (edited 10-09-2001).]
#11785 - 10/09/0109:50 PMRe: The Arceo's, from San Pedro, Tues Nite-
Marty, Rebecca, I am scheduled to come to AC the 18th of this month. I work in a hospital and always bring medical supplies to the Lions Clinic. Could these be better used down south on the mainland? I would be happy to donate. Is there anything specific in the way of medical supplies that they need? Kim Matson- Wichita, KS
#11786 - 10/09/0110:47 PMRe: The Arceo's, from San Pedro, Tues Nite-
Marty: I just spoke too Julian and Sonny and they will be in the village tomorrow. I don't think alot of people there know about what you are doing yet, so when you show up there will be many grateful folks. Julian's parents lost their home (on the sidewalk near BTL)...its all rubble. Same with most everything east of the sidewalk from the sounds of things. I'm not sure who you are, but you sound like an angel. I hope you are asleep and dreaming right now. It sounds like you've been pretty non-stop for the whole time I've looked back over to find out details. Its rough sitting here in PA, USA, trying to figure what to do.
#11788 - 10/10/0109:49 AMRe: The Arceo's, from San Pedro, Tues Nite-
Kim, I am also in Wichita. Please let me know if there is anything that I can help you with. I have a brother going to school at St. Matthew's in AC. I was there last April and fell in love with the people and the island. I have all next week off so let me know. Wish I was going along!! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Sharolyn Meyeres
#11789 - 10/10/0111:18 AMRe: The Arceo's, from San Pedro, Tues Nite-
We are in Kansas as well. We are ariving in San Pedro tommorow. We are bringing clothes for donation. Any other suggestions as to what we should bring ? Marty, We want to donate moneyto the relief effort. Should we do that from here or wait till we arrive on the Island? I know that you have esablished a fund. Please let us know what to do and Thank you for all of your hard work. You are a Godsend for the people of Belize and all of us as well!
#11791 - 10/10/0106:35 PMRe: The Arceo's, from San Pedro, Tues Nite-