Little Portion Hermitage in Need of Emergency DonationsFebruary 1, 2009Dear Sibyl,Little Portion Hermitage has been hit by the largest natural disaster to hit northern Arkansas in recent history. We have been told that it could be up to three weeks before power is restored to our area.
Our need for emergency donations in this ice storm natural disaster has come sooner than we expected!
At 12:30 AM last night the main generator at Little Portion Hermitage died. We believe that it is irreparable. It is a 40+ year old generator from an old nuclear missile silo, with most of its parts very old and irreplaceable. So this is not terribly surprising.
We are planning to replace it with four or five smaller new generators that are better suited to our emergency needs. This will be an overall investment of around $25,000, and hopefully less. In a way, this mechanical failure has brought to light our need to be better prepared for such emergencies at the monastery.
The community is in very good spirits, but a week without power gets very old. They are saying that we may be days or weeks before power is restored. No one will say anything for sure. At this point we simply do not know.
We know that the economy is bad, but we are asking for your generous donation to help us with this necessary expense. Will you help?
Please make your online donation through our Online Store. http://www.troubadourforthelord.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=415
Thank you.In Jesus,
John Michael TalbotFounder, and Spiritual FatherThe Brothers and Sisters of Charity at Little Portion Hermitage