from: Gregory Flynn
date: Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 2:17 PM
subject: Addis Hope Campaign Status – Pledges
Dear friends and family,
I am hard-pressed to find words that can adequately express my gratitude to you for your immediate and overwhelming response to my appeal for Addis Hope.
Only two weeks have passed and we have already well exceeded in pledges the money necessary to acquire the two rental units in the shopping mall complex outside Addis Ababa.In fact, the overall amount pledged (with 81% of it already received) would enable us not only to acquire the units, but to sustain the program for another five months as we await signing final papers and leasing the property to vendors.
I am very much aware that for some the pledge that was made represented a great sacrifice, or even a hardship. And while the money is sorely needed to carry the program over until rental income becomes a reality, I feel an obligation to give you the opportunity to decrease or withdraw your pledge.
I close just as I opened this letter, hoping only you know how much I appreciate your response, your prayers and your willingness to engage in providing a future filled with hope for the children of Addis Hope.
Please reply to me by email as soon as it is convenient to let me know how you would like us to treat your pledge, even if you don’t wish to change anything. Again, we are more than willing to accommodate any change you wish.
Brother Gregory Flynn FSC (Jack)
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[JR: I’m glad we all were able to do what we can.]
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