PERU RECEIVES HELP AFTER EARTHQUAKE
Over five thousand dollars was collected at the September 2007 Healing Touch International conference for the earthquake survivors in Peru. Carol Reamer, BA, MA, CHTP/I from Lima, Peru, attended the conference on a Healing Touch International scholarship, and received the funds to take back with her. We recently received these photos with the thank you letter and updates below.
"Thank you all for the very generous donation made by the Healing Touch family at the recent conference to the earthquake victims in Peru. Your care and support is greatly appreciated and valued.
We have organized our Healing Touch and Energy Medicine therapists to go to the earthquake zone one day a week to offer therapies to the people there. These photos show some of the reality. Our services were deeply appreciated as the people have been left without anything. Lots spoke about fear, insecurity and desperation. Beautiful people with big hearts. They offered us fish and rice after we finished our therapies. Out of their poverty they were able to feed us.
The trip down in the bus is about three hours from Lima to Chincha. The destruction in Chincha is terrible as it is in all the earthquake zone. The houses were all made out of mud brick and with the earthquake everything was destroyed. One mother told of how she rescued her children who were buried up to the waist in fallen mud bricks. It was very fortunate that the earthquake was early evening as most people were awake and could run out of their homes before they fell.
Hope that the photos will help to tell the story of how Energy Medicine and Healing Touch are helping to bring healing to many of the victims of the earthquake here in Peru.
Thanking you, Marg Kehoe"
"We gave it to two groups. The first is a community of Spanish Dominican Sisters who live in one of the hardest hit areas. They continually give food supplies to 30 soup kitchen type groups, called common pots, where people take turns cooking for their group. They feel that the way the common pots have been organized by the parish has made it possible to reach more families, and at the same time they are stimulating mutual support among the people and their looking out for each other. Clothes and blankets and tents have also been distributed.
We'll keep you posted. Carol