A Chain of Solidarity
A Chain of Solidarity
“The monuments and houses have crumbled, but the living monuments, persons, are alive! Only by solidarity, expression of love, can we change the world!” These are the words of Mother Yvonne Reungoat, Superior General of the Daughters of May Help of Christians before the harsh tragedy that struck two countries in which there are many FMA with diverse works. The earthquakes in Haiti and Chile saved the lives of the Sisters and students in our schools, young people and families in the social works in which we find ourselves, but the structure, houses scholastic edifices, and welcome centers have crumbled or have been damaged and a great part of them must be repaired or reconstructed. Some need urgent interventions so as to be able to continue to function. The FMA communities have been courageous in re-activating educational and social activities, frequently under makeshift tents or environments that have been adapted . To continue to support the reconstruction, the Central Administration Center has launched an initiative entitled “A chain of solidarity of 10 euros for HAITI AND CHILE,” inviting all who desire to join or who are already in solidarity with us.
The appeal, therefore, is addressed to friends, benefactors, sympathizers of the educational mission of the FMA, past pupils and every person and family who hold it important to be in solidarity for education and human advancement.
It is now urgent to pass from the emergency to the reconstruction of the work, coordinating and activating with the “imagination of charity and intelligence of love.” During the month of May a letter of invitation to join was sent to all the FMA communities of Italy, to persons and groups already noted. The coordinated ,involving effort of the Institute and the collaboration of each person could construct a chain of solidarity that allows children and young people who have been so sorely tried by the earthquake to continue to live in an environment permeated by the educational charism of Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello and thus be able to hope for a dignified, happy future, rich in love.
It is easy to join. This can be done through the various ways indicated by clicking on the link Solidarity Haiti-Chile on the website.