Mom moved to action

Letter to the editor


As a stay-at-home mom, I am usually quite disconnected from international events.

However, the news that 29,000 children under the age of five have died in the famine in Somalia really hit home. My four children are all under the age of five and I can’t even imagine what it would be like to not be able to feed them. I started thinking about some way that my kids and I could be involved in helping, and came up with the following idea: A bakesale at the Rossland Market, this coming Thursday afternoon, August 18. I contacted as many mom friends as I could, and was amazed at their enthusiastic response. So far, we have 16 families from Fruitvale to Rossland planning on helping out, by baking, selling or buying, and I am hoping many more will join in before the event.

It is exciting to include our children in some small effort to raise awareness of the situation, and also to contribute to the relief work.

All the proceeds of the sale will be donated to World Vision; the Canadian government will match the donation. Hope to see you there!

Rachelle Freeman