100% of the money you donate to Mountain Mercy Project is used to support one of three established ministries in Haiti and Africa (for more information, please refer to the “Partners” page).  We have personally been to each of these ministries and have seen that they use their resources to meet the needs of the people directly.

Mountain Mercy Project does not have any paid employees; it is a 100% volunteer effort. Therefore NO amount of any donation goes to pay employees. Your gift is 100% tax deductible.

Contact: G DeMattei

Phone: (209) 586-0700

To donate by mail, please send a check made out to Mountain Mercy Project.  If you wish to specifically donate toward Nurse Dawn Wilk in Africa, please write “Africa” on the memo line of your check.

Please mail your check to:

Mountain Mercy Project
PO Box 97
Mi Wuk Village, CA

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The Starfish Parable

Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing.  He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.  One day he was walking along the shore.  As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer.  He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance to the day.  So he began to walk faster to catch up.  When he got closer, he saw that it was a young man and the young man wasn’t dancing, but instead he was reaching down to the shore, picking up something and very gently throwing it into the ocean.  He called out to the young man, “Good morning!  What are you doing?”

The young man paused, looked up and replied, “Throwing starfish in the ocean.”

“I guess I should have asked, Why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?”

“The sun is up and the tide is going out.  They’ll die if they stay here.”

“But, young man, don’t you realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it?  You can’t possibly make a difference!”

The young man listened politely, then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”

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