Friends of Farthest Corners will gather for a Concert on the Green at Greenwich Presbyterian Church, 15400 Greenwich Church Way, Nokesville, VA 20181 Saturday, August 28, from 6-8:00 p.m.
Money raised will be used to help organizations in Myanmar (Burma) with the purchase or construction of oxygen production plants to meet a growing need for oxygen due to the rapid spread of Covid-19 throughout the country and for other relief projects.
Local musicians will provide the entertainment and a picnic dinner with home cooked hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided. Donations will be accepted for the event and on the website.
Covid-19 is just one of the monumental problems facing Myanmar today. A government shutdown has closed most hospitals forcing families to care for loved ones at home without any medical support.
If families can find a oxygen tank, there is not enough oxygen being produced to refill the tanks! Long lines of people with empty tanks form each day in villages across Myanmar waiting for a day’s oxygen supply. Often that wait is in vain. With no hospitals and a diminished oxygen production, hope is fading for those who contract the virus.
Farthest Corners, a non-profit organization with headquarters in Nokesville and led by Nokesville native Austin House and wife Sinte, has a 15-year history of providing humanitarian, educational and spiritual relief to the long-suffering people of Myanmar.
Tsunamis, rice famines, oppression by government and military coups have created unbelievable obstacles that have tested the ability of Farthest Corners supporters to make a difference while bringing aid to citizens.
Fundraising events like concerts, auctions, donations from churches and individuals primarily in the northern Virginia region have provided monetary support.
The organization has successfully assisted with rebuilding after natural disasters, running an orphanage and school inside Burma and feeding the hungry in many sections of the country following devastating rice famines.
Austin, Sinte and children Ewing, Eliana and Enoch reside in Myanmar but are currently on home assignment. House is currently serving as Missionary in Residence at Greenwich Presbyterian, his home church. They will continue to work with groups inside Myanmar with whom Farthest Corners has established relationships to direct all aid efforts.
Please join us on August 28 for the Concert on the Green and picnic at Greenwich! You can listen to some good music, eat a hot dog and help Farthest Corners raise desperately needed funds to save lives in Myanmar.