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We don't usually do this, but we desperately need your help. We need you to send an email.
We really need you to help us in this emergency regarding the work of the Jubilee House Community and the Center for Development in Central America, including the Genesis Spinning Cooperative.
As many of you know, the Genesis Cooperative has been working for more than 3 1/2 years without pay to build their yarn factory that will be part of the organic cotton supply chain for fair trade clothing. The Genesis co-op needs your help now to get their badly needed spinning equipment to Nicaragua. Here’s why:
Ten and a half months ago the Jubilee House Community contracted with Coker International, a used equipment company in Greenville, SC, to deliver the machinery needed for the Genesis spinning plant. Coker requested a $100,000 deposit in October 2009 and in early December 2009 another $50,000 because they claimed the disassembly of the equipment was “very close to being done” and they expected to be ready to load the machinery in early January. Since then, we have spent every day calling and emailing with Coker, the plant in Venezuela and other contacts, trying everything we can think of to get this equipment moving. Not a single piece of equipment has yet to arrive!
Now, after months of delays and lies, we are being told by
Please contact Jack Coker at Coker International and urge him to act with integrity and responsibility to resolve this situation immediately. This is our last effort to get Coker to respond and fulfill its obligation before we enter a long drawn out legal process that will inevitably lead to more hardship for the women of Genesis.
Below you will find a sample email. Please send an email to Coker International at: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com with a copy to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and forward this to your contacts.
You can also call to give the same message. Coker International: 864-335-5200, Jack Coker’s cell phone: 864-304-4161, Angel Magliano’s cell phone: 864-313-3133.
Thank you for all you do!
All of us at JHC & CDCA
Dear Mr. Coker,
As long-time supporters of the work of the Jubilee House Community in Nicaragua, we are appalled to learn of your unconscionable treatment of this non-profit organization and even more so of the hardworking women and men of the cooperatives they support. Please act with honesty and integrity to immediately fulfill your contractual obligations with the Jubilee House Community on behalf of these courageous women and men of the Genesis Spinning Cooperative by immediately delivering the agreed-upon spinning equipment to the JHC in Nicaragua.
Thank you for doing the right thing.