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Business Professionals Trip with Nancy Doon: Nov 10 – Nov 17
Cost: $1,595 plus airfare
Join trip organizer, Nancy Doon, a veteran volunteer, trip organizer, and Bridges Board Member, on this trip to Caimonial, Dominican Republic to build a home for a family in need of adequate shelter.
Over 45% of the rural population in the DR lives in poverty, and unemployment is widespread. Caimonial, a community of under 400 people; has desperate need of improved housing. 54 of 89 homes in the community of Caimonial were deemed as having substandard living conditions: most have dirt floors, rotting wood walls and collapsing roofs. A few repairs around the house can drastically improve the health and safety of a family, as well as contribute to boosting morale and pride in the community.
Bridges to Community repairs roofs, pours cement floors, replaces walls, installs new windows and doors, and/or adds a fresh coat of paint to houses in need of renovation. As part of the community’s agreement with Bridges, each family whose home is rebuilt is responsible for planting and caring for 100 native trees, contributing to a larger reforestation project.
This group always reaches out to their personal networks to raise funds for our community development work, including this housing program. Last year this group raised over $30,000 towards that effort!
We hope you can join in Dominican Republic in November!
Cost is $1,595.00 plus airfare to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.