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    Photos from the April 18

Benefit for Madre - Bath UCC

Brenda Nelson and Rosalie Tyler Paul helped to organize the Fundraiser for Madre that took place at the Bath UU Church on April 18.   MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization working in partnership with Haitian women's groups to provide emergency relief and long-term assistance to Women as the caretakers of the children, sick, elderly and disabled.  FMI about MADRE: www.madre.org

The Fundraiser for Madre included discussions led by Brenda Nelson, Marti Torbeck,

Joanne Krejsa, and Sarah Bigney.  A short video explaining the situation in Haiti and

the work of Madre board member Marie St. Cyr was shared at this fundraiser.

Marga Huntington (center of photo) helped with the sale of refreshments at the Fundraiser for Madre.

Elizabeth Compton of Bath (on left)  and Marti Torbeck of Brunswick volunteered in Haiti last winter.

Joanne Krejsa, a public health

nurse, recently returned from Haiti and spoke about conditions there.

Sarah Bigney spoke about the Maine Fair Trade Campaign.

Singing Rooster ( a Fair Trade Haitian coffee)

is for sale at Grace Episcopal Church. Profits from the sale of the coffee directly benefit the Haitian farmers and the Haitian outreach program conducted by Grace Episcopal Church.

Additional information about this coffee is available by contacting:

Marti Torbeck at 207-522-8710

email:  mmtreehouse4@juno.com

Marti Torbeck spoke of the spirit and passion of the Haitian people as she has experienced it during her numerous trips to Haiti over the past 12 years. Marti is a board member of C.O.C.I.N.A (Coalition of Children in Need Association), a non profit agency subsidizing a Haitian school and clinic in Ouanaminthe, Haiti.  She lives in Brunswick, and is a home care physical therapist with VNA. She is planning her next trip with Grace Episcopal Church in 2011.

For more information about the art work that benefits Haiti please contact Brenda Nelson at 207-386-5056 or email:      brendahnelson @gmail.com

The Fundraiser for Madre was sponsored by Brunswick PeaceWorks.  Rosalie Tyler Paul, a dedicated member of PeaceWorks (center of photo) is shown collecting money for the event. She helped to organize the Fundraiser for Madre.

The documetary “Poto Mitan” was shown at the Fundraiser for Madre.

Brenda Nelson