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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!
Good news — our professional video project has hit YouTube! Check out this link to hear more about our programs!
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!!
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!
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!
Please join us October 12 for our first ever 5k benefit event, “Correr for CARE.” Our friends in Honduras have asked for our support in building a school in Los Ranchos de Esquimay where 50 children are sitting on rocks as chairs and under trees for shade to attend class.
The event will begin at 9am October 12 at Lancaster County Central Park near Pavilion 2. All proceeds and donations go toward a school building project for this community.
See our event website at www.correrforcare.org to register!
This month, a group of six volunteers traveled to Honduras with CARE, and we had a busy week!
The group first traveled to La Laguna at San Antonio de Padua for the official inauguration of the school that Central American Relief Efforts built for the 40+ children in the community who were previously holding classes outdoors in what shade they could find. Contributions for the project came largely from Willow Valley Retirement Community and Penn Manor High School’s Young Humanitarian League. The two classrooms at the school have been named after the two major donors in appreciation of their efforts.
The team also saw over 800 patients in two days of medical clinics, presented a scholarship funded by Jack Barry to a young girl named Estefany to attend a bilingual school in Choluteca, spent an afternoon with children in a Choluteca orphanage, and celebrated in our third annual soccer tournament, an event co-sponsored by In Ian’s Boots.
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Last week, CARE hosted its fifth annual Golf & Cocktail Fundraiser at Bent Creek Country Club.
The first-place foursome was named sponsor of a Honduran dentist who travels to rural schools to provide dental hygiene clinics and dental care for children who otherwise lack access to dental care.
Second-place team members were named sponsors of two levels of weekly English classes for Honduran children.
Congratulations to our winning teams and thank you to everyone who participated and to our 2013 Hole Sponsors for making this event a success!
We look forward to seeing you again in 2014!