Here at EDS we are happy to do our fair amount of charity work. We are very keen to work with these charities and help people in third world countries in much worse situations than our own. We also do our utmost to give back to the local community by donating and working with local charities. We help and work with many charities such as Hands at Work, Mercy Air and The Baby Bear Project.
We are very proud to be working with a local charity known as the Baby Bear Project that hand knit clothing for babies, we gladly send out these items of clothing free of charge to Africa. The clothing is hand knitted by residents of Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley who work very hard producing the clothes we help get delivered. Did you known when a baby is born in Africa the only thing orphanages and hospitals have to wrap the babies up in is newspaper. This is a sad thought and the reason why we are determined to help this charity in supplying orphanages and hospitals with hand knitted clothing for newborn babies.
EDS works alongside Mercy Air who are a charity dedicated to flying supplies, healthcare and support to those who can’t be reached any other way.
Mercy Air does some very interesting work and goes to amazing lengths to help and work with those who need it most. Most of the time the flights Mercy Air does are for other missions and the work they are doing. Once in a while the flight is for a Mercy Air project. Some of these missions can also consist of both other charities work and also Mercy Air’s.
One of the Mercy Air projects is the developing of a remote base in Chimoio, Mozambique. Mercy Air’s goal is to base a plane and pilot up there. To have a base there requires a hangar, runway and house. SAM Ministries have been up there for many years. They have been praying for Mercy Air to come alongside them and work with them. They have started working on some of those requirements. Clearing has been done for the runway.
Workers have flown to Chimoio twice. The first trip was with the SAM Ministries 182. They set things in motion, laid out where some building would be built, and got contracts lined up for construction. The second trip was with the Beech 18—loaded to the gills with construction material. They laid water pipe and electrical wire. They will be continuing to go up to Chimoio regularly to maintain the pace of construction
Another charity we work very closely with is Hands at Work. Hands at Work are a Christian non-profit organisation working in vulnerable communities across sub-Saharan Africa where HIV/AIDS, poverty and numbers of orphans are highest and support structures are very low. Hands at Work help the local church in those communities to effectively care for the orphaned and vulnerable. Hands at Work ministry is to all those in need, regardless of race, class or religion.
Hands at Work identify local Christian leaders within vulnerable communities who are already demonstrating a passion to serve the poor and broken in their community and to fulfil the biblical mandate to care for the orphaned and vulnerable. Hands at Work support those leaders in developing a locally-owned organisation in their community and begin a long-term relationship of service and partnership, where Hands at Work continually work to increase the community’s capacity to provide care in an effective and holistic manner.
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