'Eggs for Uganda'
Keely Ballard and Marshall
Gary Ballard, representing Poca Baptist Church, is flanked by Robert Keely (left) and Chet Marshall.
Poca Baptist Church supports Entebbe orphanage
"Thanks, Poca Baptist and Putnam Rotary!"

July 22, 2008

Gary Ballard today presented Putnam Rotarians with $1,000 from Poca Baptist Church to support an orphanage and secondary school in Uganda.

The grant today follows a similar gift for $1,000 through the ministry of Poca Baptist in April, 2007.

The gift to the Divine Secondary School near Entebbe built a shelter and purchased 1,000 vaccinated baby chicks. The mature chickens now provide food and income for the orphanage. And the one-time chicken house has been recycled into a dormitory for new students.

The grant today will be part of a matching grant application to the Rotary International Foundation for vocational training equipment to teach and provide additional income for the school.

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