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Today’s post has a few people giving thanks. The Direct Abundance girls are grateful for clean water which so many of us take for granted, Saga says thank you to all the people who made the pizza cook off a huge success and Mama Vilma’s Family Home is thankful that people are stepping up to help their much needed cause of a safe house on the island to help people get back on their feet who need it.

Happy World Water Day!

I shout out “THANK YOU!”

If you have a drink of water today without the concern of botulism, cholera,  Ecoli, dysentery or typhoid fever, give thanks.

If you took a five-minute shower today, give thanks. A five minute shower uses more water than a typical person in a developing country slum uses in a whole day.

If you flushed a toilet today, give thanks. More people die as a result of poor sanitation then in car accidents

If you feel healthy today, give thanks. 2.5 billion people in the world don’t have access to basic sanitation, making it responsible for millions of deaths and illnesses worldwide.

Every minute one person dies in the world due to lack of basic sanitation

If your child went to school today, give thanks. Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease. That’s 5,000 children die needlessly every day from waterborne illnesses

If these thoughts never occurred to you today, give thanks. The World is facing “silent emergency” as billions struggle without clean water or basic sanitation.

Water and sanitation should be seen as a basic human right.

Happy World Water Day!

Forever grateful,
Heather and Joanne

Saga Humane Society San Pedro Belize says Thank You!

Saga Humane Society would like to thank everyone for their generous support with our monthly cook-
off which was held on March 16th at the Tackle Box Bar & Grill. We raised $1,031.00BZ through tickets, donations and raffle ticket sales.

We want to thank those who entered their Pizza dishes: Laura Sutton, Ambergris Brewing Company,
Pepperoni’s, Tackle Box, and Chanh & Dominic – Team Kloisters. Second place went to Chanh &Dominic – Team Kloisters with their BBQ Chicken Pizza. They received a handy mini chopper. First place went to Pepperoni’s with their Sicilian Pizza. They received an electric juicer for their first place win.

Congratulations to the winners as one vote determined the difference between first and second place!

There were four raffles for the night. Rebecca of the Tackle Box won two of the raffles then graciously
gave them back to be raffled again. The first raffle went to Bob Hamilton who won a pizza and beer for
two courtesy of Ambergris Brewing Company. The next raffle prize, a $25 Gift Certificate from Legends
Burger House went to Victor Lara. Terry Shoemaker won a custom dog bed courtesy of Kate Vincent of
Sew What! And the last raffle prize, a $50 Bar Tab from the Tackle Box Bar & Grill went to Jan Brown.

Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to all our sponsors and supporters! We cannot
do it without your support.

See you at the next cook-off: April 13th at the Tackle Box – the theme is “Chicken”. There are a
thousand and one ways to do “Chicken”. Please come out and support Saga Humane Society – a great
cause for the community of Ambergris Caye. And a fun night for the whole family!

Don’t forget Mama Vilma’s Family Home Fundraiser

Tickets are $35.00 Belize for the Sean  Mcdermott show at Paradise Theater this Friday.
There will be an art show in the entrance of the theater and paintings are for sale
20% will be donated from the artists for Mama Vilmas Family Home
After party by the pool at Reef Village drinks and live music with T.P.

For more information – to make a contribution or to help the night of the concert, contact Eve 623-9962 – Shelly  651-3533 or Cheryl  625-5366

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4 Comments

  1. tacogirl March 26, 2011

    So much going on it is hard to keep up sometimes Lorenzo.

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  2. Lorenzo Gonzalez March 25, 2011

    Great information! Sometimes.. there just isn’t anywhere to find out some things… Glad you helped.

    Will wait for a future blog post on this matter.

    Thanks
    @lrnzG

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  3. tacogirl March 24, 2011

    Hi Lorenzo – glad you liked post – giving thanks here too for all the water I have enjoyed the past few days – drinking – pool – shower – doing dishes – filling hummingbird feeders.

    There are a some individuals on the island who do a lot of work with children who are in troubled situations. Also Holy Cross School makes counseling available to students. Once Mama Vilma’s Family home is running they will be helping children in need as well as women and men who may have lost their way and need a hand up.

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  4. Lorenzo Gonzalez March 24, 2011

    “If you feel healthy today, give thanks. 2.5 billion people in the world don’t have access to basic sanitation, making it responsible for millions of deaths and illnesses worldwide.”

    I give thanks. Nice post Laurie.

    On another note, I was wondering if you could do a blog post about an issue on San Pedro. May be I am misinformed but I have heard that there are several dog shelters on the island but I am yet to hear about an agency that advocates for children.

    I may be wrong, please let me know your knowledge on this topic. Thanks

    @lrnzG

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