Washington Zambrano brought some wood carvings from Otavalo Ecuador the last time he visited the United States on a Charity Anywhere trip. His intentions were to sell these carvings to help cover the cost of the trip. We still have a few of these hand carved statues left to sell. For those of you that have traveled to Otavalo, this might be your last chance to purchase one of these wood sculptures made in Ecuador. Below are the links to the carvings we have left. The money you spend on these carvings will go directly back to Washington Zambrano and the CAF Foundation in Ecuador.
Outside it is pouring rain with thunder and lightning sparking the night. I am safely under a huge covering enjoying the experience. We have been in Tena, Ecuador all day. There was a presentation by the Mayor to Gordon and Charity Anywhere. The airforce was represented, the fire department, the senior citizen group, the health department and two other mayors representing 10 mayors in the province. It was not a huge deal but the TV camera’s were there and we smiled a lot. The container that was sent 3 months ago had been unloaded and some of the contents were displayed including the ambulance which we had purchased from Malad, Idaho.
Our CAF team worked all day Tuesday and all day today. There were 3 doctors and 6 dentists. We went outside the town a few miles to see 3 of the wheelchairs we had donated. They were for twin that were disabled since birth……WOW there just was a HUGE lightning strike, like right beside me and and enormous thunder. I just about jumped out of my skin!!!!!
It has been a unique experience. It all started when we arrive in Quito at 9:30 Monday night. We were both tired. Dr. Z picked us up and said we are driving to Tena that night. That is 4 hours away up over the Andies into the Amazon rain forest. I would have preferred to tuck into a nice bed but off we went! We talked most of the way and it went by fast. But we drove thru Tena and just kept going. The roads got narrower and narrower. I asked where we were staying… I started to get a little suspicious when Dr. Z couldn’t find the right road. He crossed a small bridge and said it was somewhere close. I saw NOTHING. He slowed by a small dirt road. And sure enough he pulled off. It was like taking a road thru a cow pasture. We just kept going and going. Finally….we pulled up to some small houses. When we got into the room it was beautiful! This place is like a little paradise in the middle of the jungle!. There is a clear river right beside our room. This place has a pool and a hot tub. A volleyball area and lovely areas to just bask in the sun. It is quite warm here and there is 90% humidity. There are these beautiful mountains all around the town that are covered with mists and clouds. Dr. Z said they were sacred mountains and you can actually find gold there still.
We have been treated like Santa Claus. We’ve been wined and dined at their nicest places. We have found some of the friends who came to Salt Lake. It has been a very unique experience. We will be leaving here tomorrow afternoon to go to Quito. On Friday we go to Otovalo to meet with Mayor Mario. Saturday we head back to the USA.
I love you all and hope you are doing well.
Washington Zambrano brought some wood carvings from Otavalo Ecuador the last time he visited the United States on a Charity Anywhere trip. His intentions were to sell these carvings to help cover the cost of the trip. We still have a few of these hand carved statues left to sell.
For those of you that have traveled to Otavalo, this might be your last chance to purchase one of these wood sculptures made in Ecuador.
Below are the links to the carvings we have left. The money you spend on these carvings will go directly back to Washington Zambrano and the CAF Foundation in Ecuador.
A new expedition has been scheduled for Ecuador. Medical and dental expedition to Tena, Ecuador – Nov. 12-18. Need dentists and doctors.
We donated this ambulance to Tena, Ecuador last year. This shows them using it in the headwaters of the Amazon. Who would have thought the CAF would be sending an ambulance that would ferry across the Amazon river to serve the indigenous people in Ecuador. Great work done by Dr. Zambrano. Thank you all for the funds we received last year to fund this wonderful effort.
We have updated our calendar showing all of the expeditions that will be happening till the end of the year. Look through these dates and sign up for one of our service projects today.
Hello, Washington. I have thought of you and Julio and your many partners in the work you do in Ecuador many times in the past ten days! Todd and I and our entire team can not ever thank you enough for providing us with the opportunity to work side by side with so many amazing people to help many other hard-working people in Esmeraldas. In addition to giving us many different opportunities to work meaningfully, you also organized trips to Mindo and Otavalo for us, allowing us to see so much of your beautiful country. I know a number of unexpected changes came up before and during the week, but you always seemed to roll so easily with everything, and your primary concern was always to go far beyond the norm to give us a truly extraordinary visit. I know the week we spent in Ecuador has been a true highlight of our lives. Many, many emails and postings on Facebook have been shared expressing among team members, expressing our gratitude for having had the chance to work with your organization.
I was able to keep a small blog while we were working in Ecuador; if you would like to read that record, you can find it at http://grow09.blogspot.com.
Please know you, your family, and your many partners who “do good” will always be in our thoughts and remembered fondly. We can not express how very much we appreciate your hospitality and tremendous support. You are an inspiration!
Julie Stockwell, Grow, Inc.
Dear Friends of Charity Anywhere,
Two weeks ago Charity Anywhere with the Heart Walk Foundation in St George sponsored a trip to Peru. The unique thing about this event was we had physicians and dentists help from Ecuador. We really need a portable dental chair and other equipment as you can see. These Drs. treated about 800 patients treating oral infections and intestinal parasites along with many other conditions. There is another trip planned to go to Peru in September and you are welcome to come. We have plenty of things you can do even if you are not a dentist or physician So plan to come. We will be making another side trip to Machu Picchu which is unbelievable. There are also many other events and projects you can participate in through Charity Anywhere.
Peru is only one of our projects. The Guatemala infant program is phenomenal as is Ecuador. We are going to make a contribution to the Petit Family Foundation as well. Dr Petit is a great human being. He is going through another rough time with the trial.
If you have committed to sponsor or bring a foursome please send your money and the names of the ones attending on the 13th of June. It is still being held at the Stonebridge Golf Course in West valley. Also Jimmer Fredette is going to be there barring any pro camps he needs to go to. I have been in contact with his dad Al. We had more people that said they could attend easier on a Monday than a Wednesday. If you have any ideas of what you want at the event let me know asap Golf is be a fun way to contribute. If you do not play golf you can send someone that does or just help with your contribution. Some of you have already sent in your generous donation and for that we thank you sooo much ! 🙂
We are only a month away!!! We need to have at least 18 foursomes so tell your friends.
I have brochures if you want them.
Send your check made out to Charity Anywhere and names of golfers to:
Charity Anywhere % Thane Hales 945 East 5000 South Ogden Utah 84403
Thanks so Much Thane www.golf4good.com