My daughter, Lyric Thompson, was born in St. Thomas in 1984. We built and owned the charter schooner, Satori, which worked out of Red Hook for 14 years (now owned by Scott Nichols). Lyric attended the Montessori school. We moved to North Carolina in 1991. She graduated from Chapel Hill in 2006 (Phi Beta Kappa) and now works in policy for Women for Women in DC. It is a wonderful organization that supports women in war-torn areas.
The website gives all the information. The stories under "field notes" tell of women who go to see their "sisters" in the 8 countries where they are based–stories by women such as Ashley Judd–which are truly amazing. (The cost to support a woman is only $27.00 a month). I support a woman in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I know that this group of women and students will be impacted for a lifetime by this trip, as will those they help and visit. God's speed.
Editor's note:Gabrielle Thompson is the coordinator of Library Services at McDowell Technical Community College – Learning for Life!
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