gratitude for cyclone support

from: L’aura Joy via
date: Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 12:58 AM
subject: CNVC: gratitude for cyclone support (India)

Dear Community,

Although delayed, I want to express my deepest gratitude to those of you who supported me and my NVC space in India after cylone Thane hit on Dec 29/11. I feel relieved that this email is emerging now, as I was caught up in my own overwhelm, burn out and depression during and after the cyclone,
I had a hard time typing and sending these words…

Although I feel a little awkward sending this to the whole list (generating more mail in your inboxes than necessary), I want to be able to acknowledge all of you who supported me, financially and with love. I received financial donations in cash and via paypal, which I can track, but the donations via bank transfer were all without name or country. So I’m hoping those of you who sent money this way will also have a chance to read this…

For transparency, I received about €1500 in total. Because of a confusion with paypal (my account is now blocked, as they didn’t see the donations as donations, but rather as unregistered business transactions!), I haven’t spent the money yet (except for Liv and Kay’s on-the-spot donation which went straight to buying a new back-up battery system, so that we could have an energy supply.) In the meantime, I took out a €2900 loan to re-thatch all of our roofs. I have a Board meeting this week, and I trust we’ll come to a final decision about where the money will go, and I imagine most people will vote to repay the loan. We also have a large meeting hall that was built during our 2008-09 Camp that needs a full new roof, but I don’t see this as an absolute priority right now.

If anyone would enjoy to know or read more than this, please let me know and I’d be happy to share on a deeper level…

with love and gratitude,

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