Category Archives: Construction Projects

Mexico Trip

A group of around 30 people drove down to Tijuana Mexico over the Christmas break to do some construction projects for some needy families. Clint Carter took his flip video along and took some short video clips of some of the activities. We would like to thank all of those families, and students for giving of their time and money to help on this project. We hope that all that were involved found the experience fun and rewarding.

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Headed for Mexico

On December 26 a group of volunteers are headed to Tijuana Mexico to do another service project.  Some of us will be driving, some of us will be flying but we are planning to meet at the boarder in the afternoon on December 26.  We will be doing some construction projects while we are down there.  We are hoping to spread a little Christmas cheer to some families in need.

Pray for us while we are down there.

Clint

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Manager explains the success of Charity Anywhere gardens

This is the translation of a video that Gordon Hamm posted on facebook.  Read the translation, then watch the video.

“Good afternoon, we are an association called the Association for the Heath Integral Act.  The work that we normally do here is an introduction of vegetables for 30 families that live here in Palin Senahu.  And we have had a lot of success in which the people before have thought that here in Palin there is now way of producing vegetables.  But, now, we have made a great experience for the people here in Palin that they can produce vegetables. We have produced cucumbers and right now we have in production which is the tomato and also what is for example the carrot and also the chard and also we are producing the rravano, beans and chile peppers. All in this plantation here is chile, so, now what we want is that the families continue producing now that we have in this area 30 families.  All we are doing is giving guidence of which the families will continue to produce vegetables, which would make them sustainable.  Then can go and buy their fertilizer, seeds so that they can continue the process which is the learning.  And during the month August, September, and October and now we are in November and now we are only giving them lessons on what is the production of vegetables.  And now we have a success of 90% of all of the production of vegetables.”

Below is the video.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2389862620132

After that video, please watch the one below.

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More info on kitchen gardens

Our volunteer family are in Senahu at this moment.  Gordon Hamm just called me and said the following, ” I wish you were here with me right now in Nuevo Palin.  It would bring tears to your eyes. You should see the beautiful kitchen garden I am standing by right now.  It is wonderful.  I have seen many of the other gardens and they look just as good.  The lady beside me says they are eating out of the garden every day.  This is the greatest success story Charity Anywhere Foundation has ever had.” Yes, the gardens do wonders.  They are eating 30% of the crop and selling 70% We are getting ready to move ahead on the next village. Any volunteers????????

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Work in Agua Prieta, Mexico

There are two construction companies that I deal with in Agua Prieta. I really try to purchase from them because they give me prices better than I can get in the U.S.   The one guy has really gone over board and is willing to donate material for one home.   He has found a family that is very needy and is trying to help them secure some land and if they can get the land he is willing to donate all the lumber if we will just build it.   I don’t think this family will get the land and will end up moving back to Nogalas but he will find another family.   He doesn’t do it for friends or relatives, he just goes out looking for people who are sick and really in need.   I purchase most of my material from him.   (He’s also very honest.  I overpaid on two loads of lumber and when I went back about four days later he had a note on the counter and my change sitting there.  It had been there for four days.)  There are things that he has a hard time getting that if you have it in the warehouse we could use.   As always doors and windows and roofing material are the hardest items to secure.   Metal hurricane straps and tie downs are hard to come by as well.  (Strong ties)

I also get a little confused on what to charge people.   Last year we charged $350 per person and that took care of everything once they crossed the border with most of it being able to be put in the construction fund.    We ran a little short last year and were thinking of charging $400-450.   What do you think of that price?   The ladies at the shelter cook us dinner everynight and then we get up and cook breakfast and pack lunches for the day.  (Last year we had lunches brought to us most days from the community.)  Let me know what you think.

So you know here is what we are planning.   We are leaving on the 22nd of December and will travel to Tucson that day.   The Cottams and I have time shares in Tucson and we usually cram a ton of people there the first night.   We will get up and be in Agua Prieta about 10:00 AM.   I have already had the concrete poured for our project and the lumber should be delivered about 10:00 as well.   We will build on the 23rd and the 24th.   With two days following on Sunday this year it really hurts are building time.   On Sunday we go to church (Those that want to.) and then we go to the orphanages.   We spend about 3 hours at the young orphanage and then we head to the older orphanage.  (14 and older)   For the past  years we have always had a standing soccer game against them.    I’m not sure what will happen this year with two Sundays in the picture.   Alot of these kids go home on Christmas day and then come back.  We’ll just have to see.   Later that day we go to the poorest parts of town and will be handing out school kits, hygiene kits and blankets.  This is always fun and humbling.   (You know that better than I do.)  Monday through Friday we will build build build.   Our goal is to have it finished on Thursday and help the family move in that day and Friday.   We haven’t been able to do that in the past alot because we have never finished.  Last spring break when we went and built we had time for that and realized that spending the last day with the family is by far the greatest joy of the trip.  We will be returning that Saturday and drive straight home.   I need to be to Church that Sunday.   This year we are building for a member of the church.   We haven’t done that since we’ve been going to Agua Prieta but this year we will.   It is a young couple and what makes this job appealing to me is that he donates and takes care of others first.   Everytime he gets a dime it goes to someone more in need.   (His needs are great)   This is a very giving family and we will help them knowing that they will definitely pay it back into the community.   Stewart’s group will be coming down on Tuesday and we will spread people out between his and my group, Stewart is building a home for a older lady and thee kids.   We also have a couple of small projects to complete as well.   Hope this helps.

This is from Jon Larson in Ephraim Utah.

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Work in Agua Prieta, Mexico

There are two construction companies that I deal with in Agua Prieta. I really try to purchase from them because they give me prices better than I can get in the U.S.   The one guy has really gone over board and is willing to donate material for one home.   He has found a family that is very needy and is trying to help them secure some land and if they can get the land he is willing to donate all the lumber if we will just build it.   I don’t think this family will get the land and will end up moving back to Nogalas but he will find another family.   He doesn’t do it for friends or relatives, he just goes out looking for people who are sick and really in need.   I purchase most of my material from him.   (He’s also very honest.  I overpaid on two loads of lumber and when I went back about four days later he had a note on the counter and my change sitting there.  It had been there for four days.)  There are things that he has a hard time getting that if you have it in the warehouse we could use.   As always doors and windows and roofing material are the hardest items to secure.   Metal hurricane straps and tie downs are hard to come by as well.  (Strong ties)

I also get a little confused on what to charge people.   Last year we charged $350 per person and that took care of everything once they crossed the border with most of it being able to be put in the construction fund.    We ran a little short last year and were thinking of charging $400-450.   What do you think of that price?   The ladies at the shelter cook us dinner everynight and then we get up and cook breakfast and pack lunches for the day.  (Last year we had lunches brought to us most days from the community.)  Let me know what you think.

So you know here is what we are planning.   We are leaving on the 22nd of December and will travel to Tucson that day.   The Cottams and I have time shares in Tucson and we usually cram a ton of people there the first night.   We will get up and be in Agua Prieta about 10:00 AM.   I have already had the concrete poured for our project and the lumber should be delivered about 10:00 as well.   We will build on the 23rd and the 24th.   With two days following on Sunday this year it really hurts are building time.   On Sunday we go to church (Those that want to.) and then we go to the orphanages.   We spend about 3 hours at the young orphanage and then we head to the older orphanage.  (14 and older)   For the past  years we have always had a standing soccer game against them.    I’m not sure what will happen this year with two Sundays in the picture.   Alot of these kids go home on Christmas day and then come back.  We’ll just have to see.   Later that day we go to the poorest parts of town and will be handing out school kits, hygiene kits and blankets.  This is always fun and humbling.   (You know that better than I do.)  Monday through Friday we will build build build.   Our goal is to have it finished on Thursday and help the family move in that day and Friday.   We haven’t been able to do that in the past alot because we have never finished.  Last spring break when we went and built we had time for that and realized that spending the last day with the family is by far the greatest joy of the trip.  We will be returning that Saturday and drive straight home.   I need to be to Church that Sunday.   This year we are building for a member of the church.   We haven’t done that since we’ve been going to Agua Prieta but this year we will.   It is a young couple and what makes this job appealing to me is that he donates and takes care of others first.   Everytime he gets a dime it goes to someone more in need.   (His needs are great)   This is a very giving family and we will help them knowing that they will definitely pay it back into the community.   Stewart’s group will be coming down on Tuesday and we will spread people out between his and my group, Stewart is building a home for a older lady and thee kids.   We also have a couple of small projects to complete as well.   Hope this helps.

This is from Jon Larson in Ephraim Utah.

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Trip to Pavones, Costa Rica

Trip to Pavones, Costa Rica The volunteers of www.helpbuildschoolsaroundtheworld.org have bought tickets and are gearing up to leave November 15th 2011 to the small town Pavones, Costa Rica. The purpose of this trip will be to procure the land for the future high school. Meet the teacher Gerardo Mendoza who is presently teaching the homeschool high school classes. And meet the students that are involved in the homeschool program as well as any other high school age kids that need help getting involved.

Here are some things the Homeschool program needs:

1. Computer Printer. 2. Homeschool Books for 6 more students. 3. Donations to help pay for the teacher. (Right now he comes once a week, it would be beneficial for the student to have him come at least twice a week.). 4. Money to pay for an Architect to Plan and Design the future high school. 5. Money to pay for the Building supplies.

All Donations can be made through the www.charityanywhere.org Foundation.

Make sure you specify when making a donation that it is for the High School in Pavones, Costa Rica.

Thanks for all your help and support

Help Build Schools Around The World 68 East 300 North North Salt Lake, Utah, 84054

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Trip to Pavones, Costa Rica

Trip to Pavones, Costa Rica The volunteers of www.helpbuildschoolsaroundtheworld.org have bought tickets and are gearing up to leave November 15th 2011 to the small town Pavones, Costa Rica. The purpose of this trip will be to procure the land for the future high school. Meet the teacher Gerardo Mendoza who is presently teaching the homeschool high school classes. And meet the students that are involved in the homeschool program as well as any other high school age kids that need help getting involved.

Here are some things the Homeschool program needs:

1. Computer Printer. 2. Homeschool Books for 6 more students. 3. Donations to help pay for the teacher. (Right now he comes once a week, it would be beneficial for the student to have him come at least twice a week.). 4. Money to pay for an Architect to Plan and Design the future high school. 5. Money to pay for the Building supplies.

All Donations can be made through the www.charityanywhere.org Foundation.

Make sure you specify when making a donation that it is for the High School in Pavones, Costa Rica.

Thanks for all your help and support

Help Build Schools Around The World 68 East 300 North North Salt Lake, Utah, 84054

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Back from Guatemala

We are exhausted and trying to catch our breath.  It is so hard to think that we are in this land of “PLENTY” after being in such a primitive area.  We have traveled  through time about 200 years.  I cry everytime I think of the conditions of the people there and pray to the Lord to bless them and give them the bounties of the earth.  These are just a few pix to let you feel of the country.

Susan

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