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Mary-Ann & Mark Shearer fire relief

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Losing your BUSINESS in a devastating fire is tragic. Losing your HOME in a fire is beyond devastating. Imagine losing BOTH in 1 day!

Mary-Ann & Mark Shearer have just experienced this tragedy; losing their Health Food business’s warehouse, their Natural Way Restaurant & their music school, which burned down from a fire that came down the mountains in Gordon’s Bay. The loss of their business also means that 20 staff members have lost their jobs as a result, and the effect on their immediate families is also a huge loss.

Their home too was razed to the ground, losing ALL their personal belongings, going back 40 years! Mary Ann has lost 100's of her books, clothing and shoes.

They are obviously devastated, but their faith holds fast, and Mary Ann spoke on social media of their gratitude, that despite losing everything, their family is all alive and well, but is trusting God to bring good out of this devastation.

As family, friends, customers, readers and fans of what the Shearers have brought to our lives, we want to stand together to help! If we were to reflect on the wonderful effect their food, products and teachings have brought to all of our lives, we could surely all agree that we are better people in every way because of what Mark and Mary-Ann stand for.

Now is our time to GIVE BACK! Please support this initiative and let’s get the Shearers back on their feet as quickly as we can!

Donations

  • Oct 01, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "May you all find new strenth and know you will be provided for. God bless you all" - anonymous

  • Aug 29, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "May you all find new strenth and know you will be provided for. God bless you all" - anonymous

  • Jul 30, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "May you all find new strenth and know you will be provided for. God bless you all" - anonymous

  • Jun 29, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "May you all find new strenth and know you will be provided for. God bless you all" - anonymous

  • May 29, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "May you all find new strenth and know you will be provided for. God bless you all" - anonymous

  • Jan 17, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Love and prayers surround you as you start at the very beginning, all over again." - Ann, Toni and Antoinette

  • Jan 16, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "May you all find new strenth and know you will be provided for. God bless you all" - anonymous

  • Jan 16, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "May you all find new strenth and know you will be provided for. God bless you all" - anonymous

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Love and prayers surround you as you start at the very beginning, all over again." - Ann, Toni and Antoinette

  • Jan 09, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Hope this helps in a small way" - Bruce & Barbara Brinkman

  • Jan 08, 2018 - R 2 010.00
  • "Your books have made a HUGE difference in our lives - Thank you!!!" - AnonGeorge

  • Dec 22, 2017 - R 308.46
  • "The world needs you Mary-Ann and Mark! So sorry you have suffered this disaster - sending lots of love, Sarah, xxxx" - Sarah Kalell

  • Dec 12, 2017 - R 110.00
  • "Rising from the ashes lies an opportunity for you to demonstrate sustainable design and construction and, with your extensive influence, to demo these to others. Best wishes." - Anonymous

  • Dec 11, 2017 - USD $ 77.09
  • "I'm so sad that this happened to you but knowing both of you, you will come out of this stronger than before and with a stronger faith than before. " - Melanie Fraser

  • Nov 29, 2017 - USD $ 77.02
  • "Beauty for ashes. Multiplication & Abundance ??" - Kerry-Lee

  • Nov 28, 2017 - USD $ 725.84
  • "Beauty will arise out of ashes..." - anonymous

  • Nov 27, 2017 - R 300.00
  • "Out of the ashes you will rise! You've changed the lives of so many, including myself. Good things are coming your way." - Melani Skog

  • Nov 25, 2017 - USD $ 75.84
  • "The rebuild will be amazing - I just know it!" - Nicky

  • Nov 23, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "Keep up the good work" - Brandt family

  • Nov 22, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "-" - Judith Hendry

  • Nov 20, 2017 - USD $ 1 305.05
  • "Praying for you all" - Jan and Linda

  • Nov 17, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "God Bless you and your staff " - Smith Family

  • Nov 17, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "Every little bit helps. May you get back on your feet stronger. We can do more together than apart. May God bless you abundantly as you have blessed me." - Anonymous

  • Nov 17, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Faith, Hope & Love" - Craig

  • Nov 16, 2017 - USD $ 526.00
  • "Love you and praying for you all. " - Gordon & Bev Turner ??

  • Nov 15, 2017 - R 2 000.00
  • "Good luck to you and your staff!" - Alet

  • Nov 15, 2017 - USD $ 13.93
  • "Psalm 121 God Bless " - Anonymous

  • Nov 14, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "Thinking and praying for the family and staff at large " - Anonymous

  • Nov 14, 2017 - USD $ 181.69
  • "Thinking of you all and sending you love and positivity during this challenging time." - Belinda

  • Nov 14, 2017 - R 3 010.00
  • "May God in his goodness restore everything to you and everyone on the property beyond your expectations!! " - June McGahey

  • Nov 14, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "Hope this small contribution will help, during this difficult time. " - Anonymous

  • Nov 14, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "Sent with love" - Zelda Eichler

  • Nov 13, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Have enjoyed many a fine lunch. Wishing you all strength in getting back on track." - Anon

  • Nov 13, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "Praying for you." - AS

  • Nov 13, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "Deeply sorry for your devastating loss. May you find the strength to start again." - Anonymous

  • Nov 13, 2017 - R 210.00
  • "we are praying very hard for you and your family" - Antonia De Luca

  • Nov 13, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Devastating news! I have no words. My prayer is that out of the ashes, something new and even better will rise!" - Yolanda

  • Nov 12, 2017 - R 1 896.56
  • "Good luck with rebuilding your lives x" - Fiona & Alan

  • Nov 12, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thank you for impacting our lives through your book and e-mails." - Le Roux family

  • Nov 12, 2017 - R 295.70
  • "Thoughts & prayers are with during this tragic time" - Steve & Gayle Covarrubias

  • Nov 11, 2017 - USD $ 105.42
  • "You are in our prayers" - John & Melissa Ryan

  • Nov 11, 2017 - USD $ 36.65
  • "sending love" - Claire Gerber

  • Nov 11, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "So sorry for your loss xx i hope this helps a littel xx" - Natasha Honor(Davies)

  • Nov 11, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Love and Blessings. All Will Be Well. " - Anrita, Ben and Kay

  • Nov 11, 2017 - USD $ 105.20
  • "We are so saddened and heartbroken for you. Sending all our love and prayers to you!" - Bobby and Tatum

  • Nov 10, 2017 - USD $ 210.40
  • "Love and prayers to all your family and workers!" - Merrily and Jim Bright

  • Nov 10, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "So sorry for your loss. Thank you for the unique resource you have been to so many people. I pray to Jesus for grace and strength for you to rebuild everything, even better before. Blessings" - Martin

  • Nov 10, 2017 - USD $ 14.77
  • "Breathe and believe " - Ilse MacDonald

  • Nov 10, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "Donation" - Anonymous

  • Nov 10, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Together we all stand in love and strength " - Jeanine and Mike

  • Nov 10, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "You did so much for me, nothing to do with food but everything to do with love. Mary Anne and Mark you are true Shepard’s xxx thank you and God Bless! You all " - Anonymous

  • Nov 10, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "Mark and Mary-Ann and staff. We are praying for you.God is a restorer and a redeemer and we pray that your latter days will be greater than all your former days put together as you rebuild & restore" - Anonymous

  • Nov 10, 2017 - R 5 010.00
  • "God is going to restore all you have lost and supply in abundance. Through this tragedy more people will come to know the Natural way and their health will be restored." - Rolf, Michelle & Sarah

  • Nov 10, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "A little something towards the rebuilding of your business and towards the continued support of all the people that you employ Remembering the part you have played in my choice to eat healthily.." - Sally

  • Nov 10, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good people who do good work will rise again! You're in our prayers." - Energy Africa Recruitment

  • Nov 10, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "May you know God’s peace and be flooded by His grace in this time." - Francois Visser

  • Nov 10, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "Wishing you al the best." - Beverley B

  • Nov 10, 2017 - USD $ 14.77
  • "We're going through a tough time too, with our brother and his girlfriend in ICU from Malaria. We've been so blessed so here is a small pay-it-forward." - Colette Kriel

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "May this tragedy bring about happiness you never imagined. " - Lara Combrinck

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 1 157.24
  • "Our thoughts are with your family and all the families impacted by this devastating fire." - Louise Murphy

  • Nov 09, 2017 - USD $ 70.65
  • "God bless you and help you as you put your lives back together." - Anne Staeb

  • Nov 09, 2017 - USD $ 105.97
  • "Mark and Mary Ann, our hearts and our love goes out to you and your entire family and staff. We pray for God's provision as you recover and for His leading as you move forward. He is a REDEEMER!" - Russ and Cathy McCrea

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 2 000.00
  • "I have no words..." - Pepe & Heidi

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 800.00
  • "Having experienced a huge fire on our properties years ago, we know how devastating this is. We wish you lots of strength and courage rebuilding." - Andre, Eline and Tessa van Duuren

  • Nov 09, 2017 - USD $ 37.17
  • "Sending you love, support and many blessings that you get back up and running again soon. Mary Ann got me on the path to eating healthy foods many years ago, and I bless you all for all the good you " - Betsy Fox

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sending Light & Love, my thoughts & prays are with you all. Glad you all ok. God be with You." - Jennifer Brown

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Mark, Mary-Anne and amazing staff members. I may live in Johannesburg, but if I can help in any way, feel free to contact me. Much love. Bev." - Bev Wium

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 1 865.19
  • "Good luck hope all goes well " - David & Anne Heywood

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck you wonderful people" - Keay Trading

  • Nov 09, 2017 - USD $ 74.32
  • "I hope that you manage to build the business soon. Good luck. " - Andrew Palmer

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "May you all find new strenth and know you will be provided for. God bless you all" - anonymous

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "We pray for blessings beyond words!" - Willa

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 1 500.00
  • "We are praying for you and trust that the Lord will undertake to give you and your staff strength and guidance to rebuild your home and business. God bless." - Rodney and Lynda Timmerman

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "So sorry for your loss. Good luck with the rebuilding " - Aleida

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "so sorry for your loss..no words.. I pray you find all you need in Father God as you recover and rebuild" - anonymous

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "Hi Mark and Mary-Ann our hearts are with you and please let us know what else we can help with" - Fred and Velma van den Berg

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "we are shocked and grieved for your terrible loss" - marike naude

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Blessings to you and your staff" - Marinda

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 210.00
  • "Sincere sympathy on this heart breaking experience. Wishing you strength as you rebuild. " - Tracey Larkan

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "Love and prayers surround you as you start at the very beginning, all over again." - Ann, Toni and Antoinette

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 3 084.60
  • "A small token, may God take what is given and multiply it a hundred fold!! Much love xx" - Colin & Amanda van Rensburg

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 2 056.40
  • "So sorry for such a terrible event. We wish you all the best. " - Anonymous

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "To Dear Mary-Ann, Mark & All Staff - we can never comprehend the devastation that fire brings until one is caught up in it. Every year you remember my birthday and now it's time to give back! xx" - Jenny Taylor

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Such a devastating loss, but you will be victorious. Our thoughts & prayers are with you." - ADRIENNE & CHRIS JOURDAN

  • Nov 09, 2017 - USD $ 148.65
  • "Praying for you guys as you pick up the pieces , Much Love from New Zealand" - Grant & Heather Fausett NZ

  • Nov 09, 2017 - USD $ 41.46
  • "May you feel the love and support of all who love you at this difficult time." - Andrea Middleton

  • Nov 09, 2017 - USD $ 74.32
  • "May hope abound!" - Erika

  • Nov 08, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Mary-Ann & Mark you mean so much to us. May this be a blessing to you as you pick up the pieces and may God multiply it tenfold." - Brad & Laura

  • Nov 08, 2017 - R 1 454.65
  • "Mark and Mary-Ann , we are so very sorry to hear of this tragic event....our love and prayers are with you in America" - Keith & Charlotte

  • Nov 08, 2017 - USD $ 703.00
  • "All the best with the recovery! " - Cape Town Appliances

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Donations to date

R 129 850.84

Fundraising target

R 1 000 000.00
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Losing your BUSINESS in a devastating fire is tragic. Losing your HOME in a fire is beyond devastating. Imagine losing BOTH in 1 day! Mary-Ann & Mark Shearer have just experienced this tragedy.