Written on: April 10, 2014
Thank you to Sister Artist Pat Watkins for her depiction of SOIL after learning of SOIL’s work in Haiti. This rendering of SOIL is the result. It is being used at the Grey Nuns’ Motherhouse as a visual focus for our Lenten ‘Almsgiving for SOIL’ effort.
Brown & black– waste
Hand– creating hand
Green– growing, healing
Non-descript flower-new devices
So far, Grey Nuns have raised almost $7000 in support of SOIL. Beyond SOIL’s great sanitation and fertilization work, we note here some more reasons for supporting SOIL:
62 of SOIL’s 66 staff are Haitian, and everyone on the staff speaks the local language (Haitian Creole) and endeavors to understand the social norms in the communities where they operate. For more information about SOIL’s work, go to oursoil.org
We hope you will join us in supporting this worthwhile, sustainable endeavor.