I’ll be traveling once again during mid-August to bring assistance to the very poor folks in northwestern Nicaragua. I’m leading a group of ten Long Islanders, two of whom are doctors. We also have three teenagers, and five others. As usual, while there we’ll be funding and helping construct two sturdy houses for homeless families, bringing our total in the past four years to 30 houses. We’ll also be furthering work on a park we’ve been constructing since 2013. The children of the region have never had any recreational opportunities, so this park, named for Maryknoll missionary Sister Joan Uhlen who lived in Nicaragua for more than 40 years, is very important for the community.
In addition, we intend to bring some assistance to a very poor community called El Jicarito, located northeast of the city of Leon. El Jicarito is made up of several hundred families who lack mostly everything. They are wonderful, patient people who have not asked for much, so we want to be of whatever help we can.
While things are getting better in some of the regions in which we work, hunger, poor housing conditions, sanitation and unemployment remain problems for many. If you’d like to help, please consider once again making a tax-deductible contribution made out to our 501c3 charitable organization, Friends of Students for 60000, and sending it to me at 16 Stony Hollow Rd., Centerport NY 11721. Or, see the Paypal option on this website.
Mil gracias, a thousand thanks,