2011: Curt Loftis visits Ternopil. The primary purpose for the ten day trip was to survey the Food Panrty Sophia, perform home visits of families we serve, and to meet with government and humanitarian officials.
2011: Food Pantry Sophia closes for summer. Meal count surpasses 300,000 and a small celebration is held to honor another year of service.
2011: Food Pantry Sophia moves to new location, donated to us by a Ukrainian businessman and humanitarian. This is a tremendous benefit to us.
2010: December 2010: Christmas season is here, and the Food Pantry will distribute Christmas goodies to the children, as well has normal food stuffs.
2010: Devastating fires in Ukraine and Russia are threatening the livelihoods of the people in Eastern Europe. We ask you to pray for their safety.
2010: Traveled to Ukraine to work with our Foundation in Ternopil. It is always a blessing to meet and spend time with the families we work with!
2010: Update! We have now reached the 170,000 meal mark.
2010: In late January Saluda Charitable surpassed
the 100,000 meal mark! Hooray! What a blessing!
2010: Ukraine is having a particularly brutal
winter, and national elections. Both of these are disruptive to the poor
people that we serve. We humbly ask that you pray for the families of the
Food Pantry Sofia.
2010: Prices for food in Ukraine are skyrocketing.
We have pledged to our clients that we will not cut back on the amount of
foodstuffs they receive. In fact, we hope to increase that amount as
certainly the purchasing power of our clients in rapidly diminishing.
2009: Christmas is
almost here. We have purchased gifts for all the children, and have increased
the ration of several foods.
2009: This month required additional resources to help our people as
rampant illness has propelled many of our clients further into poverty.
We are purchasing more food, medical supplies, and extending more cash
supplements than ever before. But as always, �we asked, and we received!�
October 2009: The staff and its
clients have weathered the flu epidemic and continued to operate with
only the briefest period of closure. For that we credit only God�and to
him we give our many thanks.
Pantry Sophia beginning its 2009-10 session. Even though we have
increased the number of people served, the needs of the community once
again outstrip our ability to serve them.
the graduation of the first law school graduate of the SCF funded Eugene
Volk Scholarship (dedicated to students that wish to be public advocated)
began and funded a program to provide legal action on behalf of those
that cannot defend themselves. We are active in areas of employment,
housing, and orphan rights. We have a 100% victory rate!
began small, pilot scholarship program in San Jose, Costa Rica.
partnered local missionary group to provide scholarships in Quito,
continued funding for Doctors on Mission.
began a program to furnished cash supplements for urgent medical and or
housing needs to families that are the Food Pantry. Approximately 30 grants
have been made so far, ranging from rent subsidies to payment for
medicines or surgeries.
Food Pantry Sophia opens. The need for food and other staples is greater
than ever, and we had to turn away many families. We are now feeding 120
families (primarily single mothers that have children with disabilities)
and could easily double that number if funds were available. We have
distribution twice a week, and each family is given food stuffs, dairy
products, sugar and bread, and diapers as needed. This program is
essential for these families and the health of their children.
scheduled, SCF released the New Hope village back to the county
government. It was sad to relinquish control of the Village and we
certainly enjoyed our time there. We wish the county well in their
endeavors, and hope to partner with them again.
are pleased to send 10 residents of the Glenn Spring Boys Academy of
Pauline (near Spartanburg, SC), along with their chaperons, on the trip
of a lifetime. In August, these boys will be flown to British Columbia,
Canada, where they will enjoy a fun-filled week of outside adventure. For
most of the boys it will be a week of firsts... airplanes, international
travel and outside sports as only the Canadian West can offer. For more
information on Glenn Springs and the fine work they do, please visit www.glennspringsacademy.org
43,360! That is the number of meals provided by the Saluda Charitable
Foundation in Ukraine from 1/1/08 to 6/31/08. This is the highest number
of meals we have ever provided in a 6-month period and it shows the
ever-expanding need that the financial situation there is causing.
The January 1st to June 30th room nights at our Senior Home will total
3,620. This is up 20% from the same period in 2007.
of Saluda-Ternopil President Ihor Vovk born to Alex and Vikka, her name is
Pantry Sofia is serving 110 handicapped and poor children with a
well-balanced ration of food. The pantry also serves as a distribution
point for clothes, medicines and other donated items.