The story starts with a Civil War that plagued Liberia. Doris and her family fled for their lives but in the process she got separated from her husband and young children. While in a refugee camp for several years, she feared her family was dead. She arrived to Manchester in 2003 where she quickly got a job and started saving money. In time she was able to hire someone in Liberia to look for her family. Thankfully her girls were found living with their paternal grandmother, although the father was gone.
While paying for her bills in Manchester, Doris also began sending money to Liberia so her daughters could go to school. Before she could get her daughters to America, Doris needed to become a U.S. citizen. She obtained citizenship last year, and quickly applied to get visas for her daughters. With the visas set to expire in November Doris desperately sought the funds needed to purchase plane tickets for her girls, now 16 and 14 years old.
This is where Saint Anselm College comes in. The goal of the Whiffle ball tournament is to raise $3,000 to cover the cost of the flights from Liberia to Manchester. We also hope to raise additional funds for the clothes, learning supplies and other essentials the girls will need to start their new lives in America. We hope that you can help!