Fire at Zachary Taylor Orphanage

Give a Girl a Chance has been contacted by Zachary Taylor Orphanage in western Kenya for immediate assistance as they have had a large fire that destroyed the dormitories for the 125 children (mostly girls) they provide a home for.

Quoting from their urgent request:

“On Friday night (October 09-2009) when the children were asleep they abruptly realized that one of their dormitories had started burning. Through God’s power they managed to wake each other and escaped all of them from the fire, though Victor slightly got burnt but this is when he was struggling to save his younger children but he managed and all the children are safe, but the two dormitories perished.”

Give a Girl a Chance has managed to send $4000 out of its emergency fund to help towards the $12,000 they need.

We are asking for your help towards raising the remaining $8000 needed. Please if you can make a donation – HOWEVER SMALL – it all counts! If you could also ask friends and family and coworkers to donate that would be fantastic too!

Pictures of the aftermath of the fire…

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