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COAR News

Published by the COAR Peace Mission * 28700 Euclid Ave. * Wickliffe, OH 44092-2585 * (440) 943-7615

Sheltering, educating, and healing children for El Salvador’s future since 1980

December 2013, No. 4

Keeping them safe . . . Meetings held in February, May, and October about finances, child care policies, and of course, the child care laws, LEPINA. This is the team that makes your donations work for the children . . . to keep them safe.

Thanks to those of you who expressed concern and sorrow over Evelin’s death. Here is one of the touching tributes.

Jennifer Reister’s memories of Evelin Evelin was staying in the house I was assigned to when I visited COAR in 2007. She was a sweet, bubbly, sassy little girl. I was drawn to her immediately and she loved all the attention I showered her with. She had only been at COAR for a short time and was still small for her age and had a head of wildly curly hair. Probably another reason I loved her. All week all I wanted to do was pack her in my suitcase and bring her back with me but I figured that would never work. So, I said good-bye knowing she was in the good care of all the people at COAR. Last month I was deeply saddened upon learning of Evelin's untimely passing. I looked at all the pictures I had of her and again wished I had been able to pack her in my suitcase and protect her from everything bad in the world. Now, I have to say good-bye to her again. This time she is no longer suffering and is at home with our Father. Evelin is a beautiful angel watching over us all who were touched by her and her contagious happiness.

^ Jen and Evelin in 2007 >

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Sheltering, educating, and healing children for El Salvador’s future since 1980

COAR News December 2013

Celebrating 33 years of protecting, educating, and healing impoverished children in El Salvador.

Saturday, Oct 5th 250+ people came together Worshipped Gave thanks Wined and dined And raised $70,000+ To give children a childhood Sponsors Jim Hennessy Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland Jack Horner, In Memoriam Priority One Solutions Church of the Resurrection, Solon, OH Children of Light Foundation Villa Angela St. Joseph High School Brian and Anne Hurtuk Sharon and Andrew Bramante JoAnne Scullin Brian Head Committee Members & Raffle Prize Procurers:

Beer Donated by Great Lakes Brewery Wine Donated by RC Distibutors Fair Trade Salvadoran Crafts Donated by Revy Products Raffle Prize Donors Good Nature Organic Lawn Care, Cuyahoga Heights, OH Hilton Garden Inn, Twinsburg, OH Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern, Twinsburg, OH George's Donuts, Twinsburg, OH Cleveland Browns Football Jesuit Retreat House Laus Deo Salon, Twinsburg Gel-Us Nail Studio, Columbia Station Art N Flowers, Garretsville Greszler Family Farm Meister Foods of the Westside Market Pepin Vineyard, Napa Valley, St. Helena, CA St. Helena Parish, St. Helena, CA Women of Faith, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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Ann Ertle Eileen Biehl Gary Siefring Fiona Hudec Leslie Marcuse Kathleen Yoakum Pat & John Hannon J. Atlee Horner Sherri Moyer Bill & Judy Head Diane O’Neill Phyllis Bambeck Pat Shields John Papadopulos Cristina Nahra Jenni Maravola

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Sheltering, educating, and healing children for El Salvador’s future since 1980

COAR News December 2013

COAR Peace Mission Annual Benefit Benefactors John and Pat Shields Musca Family Charitable Fund Mike and Peg Cachat Bill and Judy Head Joseph Haas Underwriters John and Mary Ann Mastrantoni Edward and Amy Katkic Jeffrey Sanson Patrons

Honoring . . . Mr. Christopher B. Janezic, & Esq. Mrs. Pat Shields for their many years of dedicated service.

Honorary Gifts Pat Shields by Marguerite Cunningham by Marylyn Frohwerk Christopher "Cristobal" B. Janezic, Esq. by Liz Kilroy Hernandez and Francisco Hernandez by Dominic and Michele Scoccola by Tim, Valerie, and Kerry McCormack by Thomas and Catherine Durdella by Arline and Joe Nosse

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John and Dolores Jazwa Bruce and Deborah Jarosz The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. Charles and Deborah Richter Sherri Moyer and Craig Shubert Martin and Theresa Tusim Quent and Dawna Meng Tony and Rita Costello Mike and Eileen Biehl Fr. Ed Kordas Fr. Bob Sanson Please consider, for yourself or your business next year: Benefactor ~ $5,000 Underwriter ~ $3,000 Patron ~ $1,000 Sponsor ~ $500 5:00 - 9:00 pm Mass & Reception & Cocktails & Heavy hors d’oeuvres & Brief Program & Fabulous raffle & Salvadoran crafts

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Sheltering, educating, and healing children for El Salvador’s future since 1980

COAR News December 2013

Sheltering, educating, and healing children for El Salvador’s future since 1980

COAR News December 2013

Some of the basics as the school year winds down . . . Earthquake Drill ! ! !

Water, in and out . . . COAR is built on several hillsides. Water, and sewerage, ah, run down hill. This is the rainy season when we discover whether repairs are needed. They were. And they were made, thanks to you, costing $7,000, and immensely improving the health of the entire COAR Children’s Village.

< A teacher leads her students out (by the way, this is Milagro, who attended COAR and has come back as an English teacher)

The Chapel foundation repair of 2008 still works! Water drains away . . . < Students are trained in emergency response

. . . to a sewerage repair project – thanks!

Msgr. Romero’s image blesses all, and we mean all, of our projects

From the report to the COAR Peace Mission Board . . . I hereby extend our warmest greetings on behalf of the Educational Community COAR, and wish you abundant blessings from our Lord Jesus Christ and success in the discharge of his duties. This is the economic report of the work done with the funds that were given to father Adonay Chicas Campos for the repair of the sewage pipes at the COAR Community. The funds that were administered we used and invested in the manner you requested, it should be mentioned that the investment was larger because the budget for the removal of liquids was higher and we also repaired the traps and each of the pit lids because they were out of date, and repaired the ceiling of where the septic pumps are located and repaired the electrical system. The above mentioned was a necessity and that is why the budget was amended. The work was done on the 14th and 18th of September of this year and also consisted of the removal of liquid and solid water as we repaired the roof, door, traps and installed the pumps.

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Sheltering, educating, and healing children for El Salvador’s future since 1980

COAR News December 2013

Sheltering, educating, and healing children for El Salvador’s future since 1980

COAR News December 2013

Some of the basics as the school year winds down . . . Earthquake Drill ! ! !

Water, in and out . . . COAR is built on several hillsides. Water, and sewerage, ah, run down hill. This is the rainy season when we discover whether repairs are needed. They were. And they were made, thanks to you, costing $7,000, and immensely improving the health of the entire COAR Children’s Village.

< A teacher leads her students out (by the way, this is Milagro, who attended COAR and has come back as an English teacher)

The Chapel foundation repair of 2008 still works! Water drains away . . . < Students are trained in emergency response

. . . to a sewerage repair project – thanks!

Msgr. Romero’s image blesses all, and we mean all, of our projects

From the report to the COAR Peace Mission Board . . . I hereby extend our warmest greetings on behalf of the Educational Community COAR, and wish you abundant blessings from our Lord Jesus Christ and success in the discharge of his duties. This is the economic report of the work done with the funds that were given to father Adonay Chicas Campos for the repair of the sewage pipes at the COAR Community. The funds that were administered we used and invested in the manner you requested, it should be mentioned that the investment was larger because the budget for the removal of liquids was higher and we also repaired the traps and each of the pit lids because they were out of date, and repaired the ceiling of where the septic pumps are located and repaired the electrical system. The above mentioned was a necessity and that is why the budget was amended. The work was done on the 14th and 18th of September of this year and also consisted of the removal of liquid and solid water as we repaired the roof, door, traps and installed the pumps.

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Sheltering, educating, and healing children for El Salvador’s future since 1980

COAR News December 2013

From the Peace Mission's Executive Director

News from El Salvador

By Mary K. Stevenson

Being the Grown-ups The school year in El Salvador shuts down from November – January for the coffee harvesting season. The internos, the children who live at COAR year-round, might go home for a few days or weeks during the holiday break, as determined by the child care courts, ISNA. But when they go home they will go home healthy. They also know how to stay healthy. They know the importance of good hygiene, in bathing and grooming, in food preparation, and in keeping their house and things clean. The much bigger job, over which they have no control, of keeping their environment clean belongs to the grown-ups. Every ten years, or so, new development “uphill” of COAR, as well as regular wear and tear on equipment, requires major repairs. It isn’t glamorous but almost nothing is more important than keeping sewerage going where it is supposed to go. You do that for these children. Your gifts, small and large, sent so faithfully, keep the foundation they need repaired, upgraded, and functioning, day after day, year after year, decade after decade. What a great Christmas gift. Thanks.

Memorial Gifts

Honorary Gifts Jackie Conway Scanlon by Hon. Colleen C. Cooney Jennifer Reister by Carrie Gedeon John Hannon by Maureen Brown Lorraine Horn by James and Bonnie Goodfellow Rev. Michael Mathsz by Wayne and Winnifred Markovitz Rita M. Danks for a special birthday by Rose M. Siarka Travis and Kayla Felderhoff in honor of their wedding by Ramona Felderhoff Barbara and Ron Davidge beloved daughter, in honor of their wedding by Donna Myers Manuel Roberto Manzanares beloved son of Natalie and Jose, who arrived in this world on June 26th, by all your friends at COAR Jane Tod by Christina Tinkelenberg and Susan Snyder-Poa Josephine DeLuca Gombert and Peter DeLuca beloved children by Joseph and Rosemarie DeLuca Lucy Russo beloved mother of John and Karen by Brian and Patricia Daw Lera Zimmerman by Robert and Catherine Heffley Ida Martin Joseph and Saundra Cellucci COAR Peace Mission 28700 Euclid Ave Wickliffe, OH 44092-2585

When we celebrate Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day, most of Latin America celebrates the Day of the Dead. Cemeteries become a place of celebration.

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Archbishop Oscar A Romero by Odette and Mark Hill Evelin by Colleen, Keith and Alice Scharf Brian and Joe Hatala by John and Alane Mastandrea Cheryl J. Bennett beloved wife by Steven Bennett Cosmo DeSanto by Charlotte DeSanto Don Myers by Robert and Catherine Heffley Dr. Marilyn F. Reagan beloved wife by Willard Reagan Elizabeth Shainker beloved mother by Louis A Shainker Genevieve Edgehouse beloved mother of Tom and Pat by Brian and Patricia Daw Jack Horner beloved husband by Mary Alice Horner Jane Vosick by John Vosick John Phunkett and Mary Lowe by Emory and Mary Plunkett Marcus and Ventura Ledesma by Nestor and Dora Ledesma Rev. John Price by Diane Andriano Robert Joseph Jackson by David and Elizabeth Quinn Robert Toomey beloved bother of Patrick, Peter and Chris by Brian and Patricia Daw voice: (440) 943-7615 e-mail: coarpm@gmail.com http://www.coarpeacemission.org


Sheltering, educating, and healing children for El Salvador’s future since 1980

COAR News December 2013

Memorial Gifts Estate Gift Odilia and Wilfred Myers beloved aunt and uncle of Fr. Ken Myers provided by their generous lives and beloved children

Fr. Paul Hritz Visionary pastor of St. Malachi and friend of the poor by Brian and Patricia Daw

New Addresses!! e-mail * street * phone * fax ¡¡New Addresses

I want to give . . . Checks payable to:

COAR Peace Mission ~or~ (MC/Visa/Amex/Disc)

Name: ___________________________________ Card # ________________________

Exp date: _______

Address**: _______________________________________________________________________________ City, ST/Prov., Zip/Post, Country: ______________________________________________________________ E-mail: ________________________________________________

Phone: __________________________

Gift Amount $_____________ In Honor of, or,

$15/month ($180/year) – Give a Child a Chance

In Memory of: _____________________________________

$25/month ($300/year) – Give a Child a Home

Send card to: _______________________________________

Charge my card every month?

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Order: COAR's History: Quantity: ______

Total $_______ Unit Price (US dollars, includes shipping): US: $5 ~ Canada & Mexico: $7.50 ~ Other: $12 ~ $2 is tax-deductible ~ Bulk shipping available

** Shipping address if different:______________________________________________________________ Matching companies: Progressive Insurance, Pepsi Bottling Group, Bank of America, Stone Energy, Chubb Insurance, Aetna Insurance, Home Depot, Prudential Insurance, Lubrizol,Sara Lee Illinois Tool Works COAR Peace Mission 28700 Euclid Ave Wickliffe, OH 44092-2585

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My company matches, too!: _______________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________

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Thanks for your support for the children of El Salvador!!

December 2013

COAR News

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COAR Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Village is the Community Oscar Arnulfo Romero, in Zaragoza, El Salvador. Founded in 1980 it provides: foster care for 120 children, schooling for 800 children, and a clinic, pharmacy, and other services for the entire community. COAR Peace Mission is a 501(c)(3) corporation established in the U.S. to facilitate outreach, fundraising, funds transfer, and other business for the COAR Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Village. All donations are gratefully received, payable to: COAR, andsent to the address, above.

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As the Chapel Foundation Repairs of 2008 Drain . . .

The Sewerage Repair Project of 2013 takes up the slack . . .

And an Earthquake Preparedness Drill Ends the School Year . . . COAR Peace Mission 28700 Euclid Ave Wickliffe, OH 44092-2585

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