A Journey Back To Uganda

After two days of travel, Allison Neumeister arrived safely in Bududa, Uganda, with seven large duffel bags in tow, each bag filled to capacity with medical supplies, vitamins, blankets, computers, digital cameras, fabric, soccer balls and children’s clothes — all thanks to Lake Forest and Lake Bluff residents and businesses.

Mudslide Endangers Bududa Center In Uganda

I aged 10 years today. On Monday at 2:00 p.m., Bududa experienced a mudslide. Usually mudslides occur after weeks of continual rainfall, but this one resulted from only a few days of heavy rain. As of this evening, according to the Red Cross personnel on site, there are 18 dead and 170 missing. The number of people who lost their homes is 138. They were still collecting names of the missing when I left.

Letters From Bududa School in Uganda, Africa …

GazeboNews loves sharing stories about “second chapters,” when people make interesting career and/or life changes. Allison Neumeister of Lake Forest has a great “second chapter” story to share now that she’s the co-director of a school in Uganda, Africa, and splitting her time between her family in Lake Forest and the Bududa School in Uganda.