Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of July 2, 2007
Aid container bound for Medjugorje
Special to the WCR
A 40-foot container of aid for orphans, single mothers and other people in need left Edmonton by rail for Medjugorje, Bosnia, on June 21.
The aid - ranging from carpentry tools and wheelchairs to shaving cream and school supplies - was donated after Doreen Moisey placed an ad in the WCR seeking goods to send to Mother's Village in Medjugorje.
The seed was sown when Moisey and Shirley Elliott made a pilgrimage to Medjugorje - the site of alleged appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary - in September 2006.
Mother's Village consists of homes for orphans, single mothers, the mentally and physically challenged, the elderly and addicts.
Medjugorje Mir is a religious humanitarian society, part of Mother's Village, that looks after three refugee camps and the poor in the area.
Goods donated to the project were stored free of charge in the Rotary/ARDA warehouse until the donated container arrived. Universal Aid and an anonymous donor arranged for shipping.
Salesian Father Bernie Gilliece, pastor of St. Dominic Savio Parish, blessed the container on June 20. It was on its way the next day and expected to arrive in Medjugorje in about six weeks.