Sister Jane Meyer will know by Ash Wednesday if she will have to jump out of a plane.
Head of school at St. Agnes Academy in Houston, TX, Sr. Jane has committed to take her first skydive if her school can reach the $25,000 goal for Catholic Relief Services’ Haiti response.
The Academy set Ash Wednesday as the cutoff date to reach its $25,000 goal for Haiti relief. Through numerous bakes sales, tournaments, and student competitions the school has already raised $12,400 for CRS.
According to Leon Howard, Director of Finance and Facilities for the academy, contributions keep coming in and there is potential for exceeding the goal.
As the dollar amount increases, Sister Jane says she has a gut feeling that she will soon be a flying nun.
“I’m at the nervous stage right now and I have been trying to research if anyone has had a heart attack on the way down,” she joked. “I knew I wouldn’t jump for anything less than $25,000.”
Sister Jane says that she knows that CRS will be wise stewards of the school’s gift. A CRS Frontiers of Justice trip to Ghana convinced her of that.
“Being on the ground in Ghana, I saw firsthand that the money given to CRS goes directly to the cause,” she said.
As of now, Sister Jane is anxiously awaiting her fate and is thinking of what she is likely to say to people before taking her leap of faith.
“My message is that together we can do it,” she said. “We have a responsibility to help the world.”
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