In this issue:

  • CC Volunteers Abroad: Nicaragua and the D.R. 
  • Homes For Good
  • Fall Events Calendar

In early July, a group from Westminster Presbyterian Church-Greensboro, NC traveled to the Dominican Republic. They worked with our community partner, Puente Desarrollo Internacional, to modify homes for 7 patients with significant physical and cognitive deficiencies. They rebuilt patios and walkways, and constructed large bathrooms to improve accessibility and safety. See their impact here.  

June was also full of reunions, with a large group of family and friends traveling to Jinotega, Nicaragua. Together they started two ‘Homes For Good’ house constructions and continued on to San Juan del Sur to explore the beaches of Nicaragua’s southwest pacific coast. 

Drs. Ben and Karen Thrower also made it back to Nicaragua in June, leading their first trip in over two years. 

During their visit, their group visited special needs patients and completed the construction of two homes, which were started by the previous group. The video above shows a “Together For Health” patient, Elieser Hernandez, taking his first steps after being severely disabled after an accident nearly 3 years ago. 

Want to get involved? Join us on a trip to the Dominican Republic or Nicaragua! Medical experience is not necessary. Many people with severe disabilities would greatly benefit from home modifications like concrete ramps, floors, and sidewalks. Throw in some beach time and cultural exchange, and you will create memories that last a lifetime! Contact us today about future trips.

 

Maria Teresa Aguilar Rizo (above, 36) lives with her husband (48) and three children ages 17, 16, and 9 in Los Robles, Nicaragua. Her neighbors describe her as strong, humble, and hardworking. For many years, she has been an active volunteer, unconditionally supporting Comunidad Connect projects. She is one of our newest Homes For Good family partners. Read her full story and watch a three-part video series here. 

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