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Archive for October, 2013
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!