Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Help us join together to help Guanacaste, Costa Rica families and businesses to produce meals and support for all that are struggling with no employment and financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis. This area of Costa Rica is 99% dependent on Tourism. With the whole world shut down, their livelihoods are shut down. These are hard working, loving people that had the rug pulled out from under them. Sharky's will be joined by several other restaurants in the area to use its kitchen and staff to cook-prepare meals to deliver to as many people as possible. We'll be implementing this process with respect to the recommended social distancing and health standards set by local governments. In addition to pre-prepared food, we will also be working with other organizations to deliver pantry and other essential items to those in need. We need your help to keep these families fed during this time of crisis. WE NEED LOTS OF HELP TO IMPLEMENT. Those of you in the area that are interested in this initiative or know someone who can help, please contact via text or whatsapp only to 8729-8274 #TamarindoStrong #DoMoreBeMore Thanks for caring!
On Friday May 7, 2021, James Robert Gross Jr. passed away from a heart attack, he was only 49 years old. It was way too early for him to pass, we think he deserved more time, but God was ready for him to come home. He left behind his wife Christina and five kids Jeremy, Katie, Rebecca, Amanda, and Sarah. He had quite a few things that we was excited about with his personal and professional goals. We had so many things planned this year with him, so this was very devastating. James was a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force for just shy of 22 and a half years. He was the sole breadwinner of the family, and was unemployed for 10 months due to COVID. He was catching up with the responsibilities of the household after he found a new job in December of 2020. He was a very private man when it came to the finances, so we are not sure what they look like at this point, but we do know that he wasn’t able to make it far, so we would be very grateful for any donations or services (car, household, etc.) Our church has blessed us with a meal train, so we are not in need of any food.
A group of four of us will be heading to Haiti on December 13th. We’ll be meeting up with our partner, Farmer John’s butcher shop, to add on to the building. PUR is a 30% partner in the butcher shop. Farmer John’s is dramatically changing the definition of business in Haiti. https://www.farmerjohnshaiti.com/ To see some of the projects in Haiti, check out www.friendsofifosud.org • 80% of the proceeds go back into ministry opportunity in country. • FJ’s provides an avenue for every family with a stick and a cow/goat to bring their animal to market. Most do not have any way to get revenue from their animals… until Farmer John’s • Provides a stable source of clean protein for both high end resorts and local families in Haiti. Farmer John’s has been asked to build a facility to process and can chicken to have on site for disaster relief when hurricanes come. It’s a huge opportunity to bring revenue as well as providing assistance to those in need when disaster strikes! At a time when most people are pulling out of Haiti due to corruption, we’re wanting to double down. Without a doubt, Farmer John’s is becoming a rock for industry in Haiti to build on. This trip will be focusing on two things. • Building the cannery/processing plant for disaster relief. • Having a Christmas party at 3 schools and delivering stockings and gifts to roughly 800 kids. We’d love for you guys to get as excited about these projects as us. If you’re looking for a worthy cause to support, this is it! Long term or Christmas donations, it will all go to making a difference in Haiti. Budget: $20,000 Kid’s meals/stockings 800 at $10/child = $8,000 Building Construction (concrete only) $12,000 ish for this phase. www.purinternational.org www.farmerjohnshaiti.com www.friendsofifosud.org www.loveachild.com
I’m reaching out today with some sad news. My brother Mike Lamutt passed unexpectedly on May 12th. As you can imagine, we’re just beginning to process this huge loss. However, his passing carries with it some unavoidable and timely realities. Mike is survived by his wonderful family; his wife Sarah, his daughter Bree and his son Aidan. In addition to being an incredible husband and father, Mike was also the primary income earner for his family. While Mike and Sarah have made sound financial decisions, their plan has been impacted in recent years by high medical expenses related to Sarah’s continued fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Now, with mounting medical costs from Mike’s 13 days in ICU, supporting Bree through college and with Sarah and Aidan at home, his passing so early in life has left a gaping hole in their financial security. Mike was an avid whitewater rafter, floating the Colorado and Green Rivers whenever the chance allowed. To Mike, a day on the river with his family, was the best gift God ever gave him. Mike always gave more than he received, generously contributing to his church, and helped his family & friends whenever the need arose. Many have asked, “what can I do?” The easy and most important answer is that Sarah and the kids could really use some help covering their financial obligations. If you’d like to help, please consider donating whatever your situation allows. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to help cover medical expenses, housing costs, and continued education for the kids. Near-term, it will help alleviate stress by covering utility bills and the like. Long term it helps Bree continue with her college education and maybe even provide something that could bring a little joy back into their lives. With your help, we can ease the burden now placed on Sarah’s shoulders. Please share the message with your friends and family. Thank you VERY much for your love and support!
WHAT WE DO
PUR SERVICEOur team in Uganda is partnering with local NGO's to complete service projects, and to bring teams of volunteers to Uganda. If you would like to get involved you can Support teams and projects, or if you are interested in coming with a team to serve in Uganda, check out our Upcoming Trips. Once you have picked out a trip you would like to join, contact us and let us know. After contacting us, we will send you more detailed information.
PUR COMPASSIONWe provide core services and support to stabilize and transition women and children who suddenly find themselves without a husband and father.
- Financial Support
- Consulting and Advisory