Jeanie Ashley Bates Greenough
We deliver help directly to families in their homes.
We provide life changing medical help.
We began by feeding 40 and we now feed over 4500 every school day!
As temperatures in San Antonio dip below freezing, I think that I will leave my warm house, jump into my warm car, drive to the mall and dash into the warm stores. In the colonias, things are different. I am in a cinder block house and the only heat comes from the gas stove burners. That stove is connected to a small gas cylinder that is inside of the house. (If it we stored safely on the outside of the house it would be stolen). Brenda is cooking oatmeal on the stove and her children remain buried beneath the blankets on the one mattress that serves as the family bed. It is 6 AM.
The alarm clock awakened Brenda at 5 AM so that she could heat water and prepare breakfast for her three children and her husband. Miguel is shaving and will quickly eat a tortilla before rushing out to wait for the bus that takes him to work. The bus will be as cold as the outside air. It is not heated. Brenda will walk the children to school. It is seven blocks away and the wind is picking up.
The difference between the cold in Del Rio, Texas and the colonias of Acuna, Mexico is not found on the thermometer. The difference is that in the colonias, there is no escape from the cold.
December 21, 2014
Alexis is one year old and received eye surgery, a prosthetic eye and cancer treatment. Although more cancer treatments will follow, we are hopeful and prayerful.
December 21, 2014
Marisol also is undergoing eye surgery and the doctors are very optimistic.
Finding an optometrist that will work with children diagnosed with Down syndrome can be a challenge, but the end result is worth every effort.
The people do everything possible to help themselves. Sometimes all that they lack is the bus ticket to take their child to the cancer hospitals in Monterrey. Many cannot return home from work until 6 pm and their kindergarten children are left alone at home after school. We buy the bus tickets. We help fund an after school program. These are the people remaining in Mexico. They respect our borders and are trying hard to better the lives of their children.
I invest part of my pension in these people, but primarily I am the go-between. Your support is what makes our miracles happen. We have no paid employees and your money is spent to help the people in real need. I can do very little without your support. These people are the rejected and are often the hated. They are the least of these . .
October 7, 2014
An unconscious baby suffering from severe head injuries was abandoned at the public hospital. The mother and father were later arrested and no other relatives can be found. Acuna hospitals lack the medical equipment to determine if this little angel is brain dead or to diagnose the extent of the injuries.
Paper Houses is arranging for the infant to be transported to another city where the needed medical equipment is available.(click)