Harvest planning meetings..

So far we have had 2 Harvest planning meetings and there are more to come .On Saturday our SE region meeting had over 90 attendees and Clare Dixon CAFOD’s Head of Latin America and the Caribbean gave an inspiring talk about our work in the amazon region. see next blog for the details .

On Monday evening 19 volunteers joined the meeting and I started by thanking them for all their support at Lent fast day which has raised over £3.5 million which is just amazing considering that we were in lockdown in March!

We then explored how the local experts that CAFOD supports are helping communities to tackle the impact of climate change whether it be droughts , flooding , cyclones or earthquakes. The increasing number of extreme weather events are affecting many of the communities that we work with.

“At CAFOD we see again and again how years of development work are swept away overnight by extreme weather. The climate emergency is here and now for so many communities we support. The world’s poorest people have done the least to cause global warming, but are being hit hardest by its impact” Christine Allen director of CAFOD

Next we focused on the resources for Harvest family fast day and the story of Ivanilde who lives in the Amazon Rainforest and works hard to protect and restore the small area of forest she calls home.

To find out more please join one of our meetings – just email portsmouth@cafod.org.uk to book a place

Wednesday 8th September 2pm to 3:30pm online zoom meeting

Tuesday 14th September 10:30 to 12 noon online zoom meeting

Thursday 16th September 7:30pm to 9pm online zoom meeting

Saturday 18th September 10:30 am to 12pm online zoom meeting with Nicki Evans Programme Officer for Bolivia, Colombia and Peru who will talk about our work in these countries.

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