New Family

3/19/2013 by Sara Richardson

Dear Friends of Africa Hope Community,

We wanted to let you know that we recently went to visit a new family who just emigrated to the U.S. from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Pitshou and Aimee moved here five months ago with their two children, Bedi (a 3-year-old boy) and Gracia (a 13-month-old girl). The family is currently living with Aimee’s brother, Patson and his wife Dorcas. They have two young children as well.

Because they are immigrants, there are no services and resources available for them. Back in DRC, Pitshou was a math professor and Aimee had studied to become an accountant. Shortly after their arrival, Pitshou got a job as a dishwasher at DIA. However, the wages are not enough to cover their needs. They have goals to learn English, get a better job, find their own home, and go to school. Right now, they need assistance with the following items:

-  Financial support (The house felt cold, and we are not sure that they are able to run the heat. Gracia was wearing a snowsuit.)
-  Diapers (sizes 3 and 4)
- Toilet paper
- Laundry soap
- Dish soap
- Body soap
- Toiletries
- Clothing for the children.

If you have any of these items and are able to help, please contact Joni Leahy at and arrange a time to drop them off.
Please forward this to anyone else who may be interested in helping out. Thank you for your care and concern for these precious families!

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