As we mourned Dan Snyder's passing this past week, the ELWA Kids started to discuss the idea of a Memorial in Danny's honor. After much discussion and prayer, they decided that the guesthouse (Ackley/de la Haye house) would best fit who Danny is. When Karen was in Liberia last year, seeing that house sit empty and dormant broke her heart! Danny often talked about how sad it made him as well. In addition, ELWA has run out of space to accommodate the many guests coming to assist ELWA in their various projects. And so, a "Dan Snyder Memorial Fund" has been established to update the ELWA Guesthouse and get it ready to once again receive guests!
We would like to focus on getting the electrical and plumbing done as well as getting it ready to be used as a guesthouse again. We'd eventually like to dedicate one room of the house to Danny and hang a plaque there. About $135,000 is needed to make the Guesthouse ready for visitors, a tall order, but with your help, it can be done!
ELWAKids is partnering with ELWA Ministry Association USA (EMAUSA), as Dan was a board member, and they have already put a new roof on the Guesthouse and are familiar with the process. Donations to EMAUSA are tax-deductible in the US, and can be made through PayPal on the donation page. In the Designation box mark "other" and in the Other box write "Dan Snyder Memorial". Or, you can mail a check to:
P.O. Box 1
Warrenville, IL 60555 (Include a note designating the "Dan Snyder Memorial Fund").
Thanks for helping us honor our brother and friend.
Karen Ackley, Steve Snyder & Judy Koci