St. Ambrose parishioners in Little Hocking, Ohio, will build a house in Belize. More than the $5,600 needed for the construction has been raised, as a result of the generosity of St. Ambrose parishioners, said Rita Rodgers and June Logue, parishioners who came up with the idea for the parish to sponsor a house, as a result of their contact with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. A dozen people are expected to leave Ohio in January 2016 to help in the construction of the 16 feet by 16 feet house, that includes a small bathroom. The volunteers will construct the walls, paint them, raise them and fasten them together, at the site. The rafters and roof will be added, at that time. The trip is expected to be directed by Sister Luke Boiarski. Sister Luke is examining some of the pillowcase dresses and shorts made by St. Ambrose women who call themselves the St. Ambrose Quilters under the leadership of Gini Jacobs for distribution by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Botswana and Belize. Sister Luke took an estimated 40 dresses away with her, when she visited St. Ambrose Parish and more dresses will be delivered by the parishioners who travel to build the house Jan. 17-24. St. Ambrose Catholic Woman’s Club will provide underwear to go with each dress and boy’s shorts.
Volunteers ready themselves for Belize
by Spalding Hurst | Jun 11, 2015