Here's how we're taking action in our community:
We sent fundraising letters to our family and friends to make them aware of the need for houses people have in Tijuana, Mexico. Several people live in cardboard houses or houses made or materials found in the dumpsters.
Here's how we got the idea:
We got the idea when our church, Calvary Church of Santa Ana, was recruiting families to go down to Tijuana to build houses for the poor in conjunction with YWAM.
These are the steps we took:
I sent our fundraising letters to my friends asking them to support me financially and with prayers. I watched videos of the project to get familiar with what we were going to be doing. We had to learn the safety rules. Then I packed some of my gently used cloths to bring to the daughter of the family we were building for. I packed my things and went to Mexico in big buses with a group of 120 people from our Church.
Here are some of the results:
Our family group built one house for a family of 4, two adults and two children. The Calvary Group built a total of 6 houses during the weekend.
These are the people who volunteered with me:
My family, An organization
One of the coolest things that happened during my project was:
I got to see new things, make new friends with the family that we were building for. I really liked doing the painting for the house. One of the coolest things I did was helping put the walls up.
One of the most important things I learned was:
To paint. I learned some Spanish words. That a lot of people are poor.