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First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

A team for FAITH MULIRA HEALTH CARE CENTER INC

  • $12,563
    Raised
  • 131
    Donors
  • 73
    Fundraisers

This campaign already ended. We hope you like the results!

$12,563 raised of $7,500
($9,918 online, $2,690 offline)

Raising funds to help expand the Faith Mulira Health Care Center in Masooli, Uganda, so they can meet increasing demand.

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Kevin Weikel

Kevin Weikel fundraising for PF Youth Group Simsbury Dance for Masooli!

$950 6

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Kate & Michael Gundersen

Kate and Michael Gundersen fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!! 2

$800 7

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Ann Petitti

Ann Petitti fundraising for PF Youth Group Simsbury Dance for Masooli!

$760 10

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Nick Tefft

Nick Tefft fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$680 10

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Whitney Schwitter

Whitney Schwitter fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$660 5

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Kate Ziko

Kate Ziko fundraising for PF Youth Group Simsbury Dance for Masooli!

$625 5

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Riley Morkan

Riley Morkan fundraising for PF Youth Group Simsbury Dance for Masooli!

$550 4

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Mandrew Hart

Mandrew Hart fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$550 2

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Maddie Earnhardt

Maddie Earnhardt fundraising for PF Youth Group Simsbury Dance for Masooli!

$484 7

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Meaghan Barnett

Meaghan Barnett fundraising for PF Youth Group Simsbury Dance for Masooli!

$474 6

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Kelsey Gray

Kelsey Gray fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$460 7

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Amanda Braunlich

Amanda Braunlich fundraising for PF Youth Group Simsbury Dance for Masooli!

$378 4

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MacKenzie DuBois

MacKenzie DuBois fundraising for PF Youth Group Simsbury Dance for Masooli!

$350 3

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Helena Vanderbeck

Helena Vanderbeck fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$325 4

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Veronica Glick

Veronica Glick fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$305 6

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Annemarie Smith

Annemarie Smith fundraising for PF Youth Group Simsbury Dance for Masooli!

$270 3

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Jessica King

Jessica King fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$252 2

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Gabby DiCarlo

Gabby DiCarlo fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$250 4

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John Costello

John Costello fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$227 5

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Emily Sjogren

Emily Sjogren fundraising for PF Youth Group Simsbury Dance for Masooli!

$225 4

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Matt Ritson

Matt Ritson fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$200 2

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Cassidy Correll

Cassidy Correll fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$190 4

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Kelly Zeilman

Kelly Zeilman fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$190 3

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Mason Thomsen

Mason Thomsen fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$180 4

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Lauren Winkleblack

Lauren Winkleblack fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$170 2

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Justin Bush

Justin Bush fundraising for PF Youth Group Simsbury Dance for Masooli!

$165 3

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Teagan Hedman

Teagan Hedman fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$150 2

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Harry Mitchell

Harry Mitchell fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$150 2

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Haley Callahan

Haley Callahan fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$130 3

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Laura Ritson

Laura Ritson fundraising for PF Youth Group Simsbury Dance for Masooli!

$125 2

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Stephen Novy

Stephen Novy fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$125 2

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Ryan Masterson

Ryan Masterson fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$125 2

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Evan Gross

Evan Gross fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$120 2

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Sarah Sedor

Sarah Sedor fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$110 2

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Monique Dupree

Monique Dupree fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$108 1

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Sophie levesque

Sophie levesque fundraising for PF Youth Group Simsbury Dance for Masooli!

$100 1

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Andy Hitt

Andy Hitt fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$100 1

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Alayna Tawney

Alayna Tawney fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$75 2

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Paul Ackels

Paul Ackels fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$75 4

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Ryan Beach

Ryan Beach fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$75 2

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James Ficaro

James Ficaro fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$60 2

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Molly Brian

Molly Brian fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$50 1

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Taylor Jackson

Taylor Jackson fundraising for PF Youth Group Simsbury Dance for Masooli!

$50 1

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Bailey Kopper

Bailey Kopper fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$50 1

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Piper DeLo

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$40 1

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Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$25 1

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Jack Medve

Jack Medve fundraising for First Church Simsbury DANCE FOR MASOOLI!!!

$25 1

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Bailey Holloway

Bailey Holloway fundraising for PF Youth Group Simsbury Dance for Masooli!

$25 1

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Catherine Earnhardt

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Ryan Palmer

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Nick Glenn

Nick Glenn fundraising for PF Youth Group Simsbury Dance for Masooli!

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The Faith Mulira Health Care Center in Masooli, Uganda, has been a project of love for our church for the past ten years. This year, our youth groups have set a goal of raising $7,500 to expand the clinic to meet the increasing demand for more inpatient care, baby deliveries, and maternal care. If we reach our goal, we will celebrate with a dance open to all on Saturday, February 28th from 7-10pm in Palmer Hall. We will come together to dance because the people of Uganda love to dance!

Here is the story of the Faith Mulira Health Care Clinic...

Faith Mulira grew up in the village of Masooli, Uganda. She was a single mother of five and, in her early thirties, became the director at a home for orphans and abandoned children. When Idi Amin came to power in 1971, however, Uganda became a dangerous place. The number of people killed as a result of his regime is estimated to range from 100,000 to 5,000,000 people. Because of this, Faith took her children and fled. Eventually, Faith landed in Connecticut where she re-invented herself, becoming a live-in nurse, caring for the elderly and terminally ill.

As Faith worked in Connecticut, she became close with her patients and their families. It was clear to these families that a deep love for her village of Masooli, Uganda, remained strong. Faith shared with these families about the village, and how she still owned a piece of land there on which she hoped to one day build a medical clinic. Faith spoke with passion, “The people of Masooli have no resources to access the much-needed medical services, and they have very high death rates, especially for children under five.” For comparison’s sake, the under-five mortality rate (the probability per 1,000 that a newborn baby will die before reaching the age of five), is around 100 in Uganda, and 7 or 8 in the United States. Currently, the life span for the average Ugandan is 54 years old, while the life span for the average person in the United States is 80 years old.

Gordon and Nancy Crouch, members of our church, got to know Faith when she worked as a live-in nurse for Nancy’s father during the last six years of his life. Gordon and Nancy cannot say how many times Faith told them about her dream of building a clinic in Masooli, they just remember her passion and determination. Eventually, they began to feel a pull, a call from God they say. Gordon and Nancy just knew they were to help her realize this dream. They had no idea how to go about it, and they were quite anxious about the idea, but Gordon and Nancy eventually took a leap of faith and brought it to our church. It took many years, but eventually it was the Crouch’s ability to trust in God and build important relationships with others within our church and community, that got the clinic started. After many highs and lows, the clinic began being built in 2005. In 2008, it was finally complete. The Crouch's, Kelley and I, as well as Connie Keedle, Annette Lilly, and Melinda Westbrook traveled there in 2008 to officially dedicate the clinic. The people of Masooli were thrilled that health care was coming to their village.

The Faith Mulira Health Care Center saw approximately 4,000 patients (3,765 outpatients and 139 inpatients), and immunized 4,273 children in 2014. In addition, the number of malaria visits was down in 2014, which the Masooli Board hopes means that the preventative measures of the clinic are working!

With a larger building, the clinic could do more, especially in the area of maternal care. To expand health care in Masooli, Uganda, and to support our youth in the process, select the name of one of our youth above (if you do not know any names listed, feel free to pick one randomly). Clicking on their name will take you to their individual fundraising page. From there, you can follow the steps to donate online. Or, feel free to mail or drop off a check off at that main church office made out to, “Faith Mulira Health Care Center, Inc.,” with “Dance for Masooli,” in the memo.

Together, let’s expand health care for the people of Masooli, Uganda!

In Christ,

Rev. Kevin and the First Church Youth Groups

Team Captain

Kevin Weikel Kevin Weikel