Posted on: May 13, 2011
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Press Releases
Abacus Plumbing Company, a leading residential and commercial plumbing company in the Houston area, has reached out to help a local ministry for children orphaned by the Aids pandemic in Africa. The mission organization, Starfish Kenya, helps to provide food, shelter, education, clothing, and basic medical care to orphaned children in need.
“For these children who have lost both parents, basic needs are so great,” stated Alan O’Neill, president of Abacus Plumbing. “So we wanted to do something as a way to help end this childhood crisis situation in Africa.”
Starfish Kenya is a non-profit organization that was started by Roy and Pam Newberry to help the two million children who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS. After seeing the devastation and hopelessness felt by these abandoned children, the Newberrys wanted to do something to help. That’s what created the Starfish Kenya organization.
Starfish Kenya currently provides resources (financial and personnel) for two projects in Kenya: House of Hope and St. Anna Day Care Centre. Both projects benefit from financial support as well as strategic planning for future expansion. Their primary focus is rescuing abandoned children. Once under the care of the organization’s partnering ministries, Starfish Kenya helps provide them with housing, food and nourishment, fresh water, medical aid, clothing, education, and a lot of love.
Abacus donated through its Count on Us to Care Program, which was started to provide support to the Houston community and beyond. The program was named after the Abacus brand promise of “You Can Count on Us”, which describes the Abacus commitment to offering reliability, professionalism, and integrity in their plumbing business. “We’re pleased to have the opportunity to hopefully make a positive impact on these kids’ lives,” added O’Neill.
Learn more about the Abacus Plumbing Count on Us to Care Program. You may also learn more about how to help at www.starfishkenya.com.