Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you for all of your support for the work of Kateri Medical Services over the past years. Because of COVID restrictions, we have not been able to hold our traditional summer concert series with Tapestry Singers as we have done for many years. However, we are trying something new this fall. Two local musical groups offered their services to help us this year. We had originally planned to hold the concert indoors, but the resurgent COVID numbers prevented this. So, we decided to hold the concert outdoors.
Our friends at St. Andrew the Apostle Episcopal Church in Rocky Hill, Connecticut graciously offered their large front lawn as the venue for the concert. Together with Trinity Episcopal Church in Wethersfield, Connecticut we will be hosting a Benefit Concert to help Kateri Medical Services raise awareness about our work and to raise funds for paying our medical workers in Nigeria.
In the past five years, we have expanded from one clinic to six. And we have four more in the planning stage. Thankfully, we have had many generous donors sponsor the building of clinics. And we are very grateful for their help. Our ongoing challenge is to pay all of the workers at these clinics: doctors, nurses, midwives, lab technicians and Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWS). All of the donations given at this concert will be used to build up our reserve fund for paying medical workers. We call it the “New Horizons” fund.
HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP
1. If you live in Connecticut, please join us for the concert. And bring a friend or two with you. We want to use this opportunity to speed the news of our work to others who may be interested in helping us. You know your friends and family best. Please invite someone you think might be interested in our work.
2. Please use the flyer on the reverse side to advertise this event at your church or other organizations.
3. If you don’t live in Connecticut or you are not able to attend the concert, please send us a special donation. Whatever you donate to this event will have a double effect. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church has offered us a challenge grant for this concert and will match every donation up to $10,000. To qualify for this matching grant, we need to receive your donation by October 23. So please mail us your donation before October 15 if you are not attending the concert.
Thank you again for your steady support over so many years. With your continuing help, we have been able to serve hundreds of thousands of rural and urban poor people with simple, decent and affordable medical care. All of our work is done to express the love of Jesus through medical care. Please help us if you can.
The Rev. Tom Furrer