+ OUR MISSION
  • Encourage volunteers in the United States and Central American Countries to collect humanitarian aid for distribution.
  • Foster positive relationships between the United States and Central American countries.
  • Collect and Distribute donated items, including medical equipment, medical supplies, clothing, etc., from North America.
  • Work with current non profits that collect and make available humanitarian aid materials to volunteer missionaries.

Correr for CARE 5k run/walk

April 16th, 2014

Title: Correr for CARE 5k run/walk
Location: Lancaster County Central Park, Lancaster, PA
Link out: Click here
Description: Our friends in Honduras have asked for our support in building a school in the community of Javier Soriano outside of Choluteca, Honduras. About 150 families living in the community, each living in a dwelling made of sticks, tarps, and cardboard. There are no community buildings in the area, including a school. More than 250 children live in the community, and to get to the nearest school, the children must cross the riverbed and walk an hour and a half to the closest school. This is a long, hot walk during the dry season, but the river crossing is impossible during the rainy season, during which time the children are unable to attend class. Help us raise the funds to build a school building in the community of Javier Soriano by donating today or registering to run “Correr for CARE” on October 11, 2014!
Date: 2014-04-16

Sixth Annual Golf & Cocktail Event

April 16th, 2014

Title: Sixth Annual Golf & Cocktail Event
Location: Bent Creek Country Club, Lititz, PA
Description: Come support our programs by playing a round of golf at Bent Creek (2-6pm) or join us for our cocktail hour afterwords (6-8pm). Winning first and second place teams are named sponsors of a traveling Honduran dentist and sponsors of a year-long English class for Honduran elementary students. Contact us at carelief07@gmail.com for more details or to register!
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2014-05-02
End Time: 20:00

Join us in Honduras July 13-19!

April 16th, 2014

Last call for volunteers to join our JULY 13-19 trip to Honduras!

We will host medical clinic days as well as our annual soccer tournament with support from In Ian’s Boots. We have space for additional volunteers & are collecting $250 deposits now to secure your spot.

Total trip costs are $1000 – this includes all in-country transportation, three meals/day, hotel stay, 24-hour professional security staff, translators, and all activities and excursions. The only other costs associated with the trip are airfare and a $40 exit tax payable at the airport upon leaving Honduras.

Come have the experience of a lifetime! Email our office at carelief07@gmail.com for more info on the trip!

2014 Off to a Busy Start

April 8th, 2014

2014 has been a busy year for us!

We’ve hosted volunteer groups from Grove City College, Church of the Apostles, Carol Martin’s Dental Team, Vanderbilt University, University of Florida, Franklin & Marshall College, and Lincoln Memorial University’s DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. In total, that’s 93 volunteers. With these groups, we’ve held 29 clinic days and seen 12,942 patients!

Several other projects have been taking place behind the scenes too – we received a shipping container of medical supplies in January, we opened the doors to the new school built in the community Los Ranchos de Esquimay, laid flooring at a school in El Chapparal converting from an elementary school to a C.E.B. (including high school students), we’ve launched a pilot site for our new “Consistent CARE

CARE is now ALSO registered at AmazonSmile!” program, and are awaiting the arrival of our next food container from Kids Against Hunger and wheelchair container from Free Wheelchair Mission.

All you have to do is visit “smile.amazon.com” rather than “amazon.com” — When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Central American Relief Efforts. Support us every time you shop!

Stay tuned for more updates about the progress we’re making this year.

Fall 2013 Newsletter

December 12th, 2013

Check out our fall 2013 newsletter here –

Fall 2013 Newsletter

School Building Project Launched in Los Ranchos de Esquimay

December 12th, 2013

Thanks to the support of Church of the Apostles, Manheim Township’s CARE club, and everyone who participate in this fall’s “Correr for CARE,” the school construction at Los Ranchos de Esquimay is underway! The community members worked to improve the road leading to the new school site and will support the project by helping transport building materials and will assist with the labor in constructing the school building.

The building will follow the same local construction model of a “standard” two-room elementary school we used for the school built in La Laguna earlier this year. The new school is scheduled to be complete in late January. A group of volunteers from Church of hour Apostles will be traveling to Honduras the last week of January to celebrate the inauguration of the new school with the community!

CARE Video Production Hits YouTube

October 24th, 2013

Good news — our professional video project has hit YouTube! Check out this link to hear more about our programs!

Correr for CARE brings 75 runners, 40 volunteers

October 18th, 2013

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This October, we put on our very first 5k benefit event, “Correr for CARE” (“Correr” means “to run” in Spanish!)

We had to change the race location the day before the event due to flooding, but runners came out to County Park in Lancaster to support the project. Proceeds from the event go toward CARE’s second school building project in Honduras. We will build a school
in a community called los Ranchos de Esquimay, where 50 kids are currently sitting on rocks and stumps to attend class, under the shade of trees.

Desks for the school are being collected by the Manheim Township “CARE club” and will be shipped to Honduras later this year.

A huge thank you to our volunteers, participants, project donors, and event sponsors — Sandt Products, Church of the Apostles, Millersville Manor Self Storage, the Breneman Company, Subway, Herr’s, Turkey Hill, Wells Fargo, In Ian’s Boots, Road ID, and the Conestoga Wagon Restaurant. We appreciate the support of everyone who was involved or contributed toward this project and look forward to hosting the event again next year!!

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Party with CARE is a hit!

October 18th, 2013

This September, Central American Relief Efforts put a new twist on our annual fundraiser — Dining with CARE became Party with CARE! The evening began with a brief review of our 2013 activities, including seeing over 8500 patients in medical clinics, building a school for 40 students in La Laguna, and delivering shipping containers of 550 wheelchairs, food to feed children at 30 schools for a full year, and medical supplies, among other accomplishments! Guests then split to enjoy a “party” in various host homes. Proceeds from the event will be used to support various projects CARE undertakes throughout the year!

Linaca Community Center Roof Restored

September 13th, 2013

Central American Relief Efforts has completed a restoration project to rebuild the roof of the Linaca community center, outside the city of Choluteca. The roof of the center collapsed last year in a winter storm, leaving the building inaccessible. With contributions from First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, we have repaired the facilities so the space can again be used for community events, training workshops for women, and bible school for children, among other events. Thanks to everyone who helped bring this building to a usable state for the Linaca community!

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