Next weekend we hope to finish the electrical, sheet rock and assist with the loft building project! We are so excited to be a part of this project and to work with such a wonderful family who have accomplished so much with so little, it is really rewarding to to be able to give them the tools to accomplish so much more.
This past February, we met a poor family in Tecolote, a Colonia of Tijuana, Beatrice, her husband and their 3 year old daughter live in a small shed with a tarp roof and a dirt floor. Despite their meager resources, they have rescued and care for 40 dogs! All are in excellent shape. Humane Society de Tijuana has been assisting this family in providing medical care to their dogs, including spaying an neutering them and working to place as many as possible through adoptions. You can read more about Beatrice and her family on the blog, a really touching story http://friendsofhumanesocietydetijuana.blogspot.com/2009/08/project-beatrice-family-angels-to.html
Three months ago, myself and another volunteer visited their location and thought it would be so great to find a way to build them a house - well we contacted Project Mercy, a non-profit that builds homes for the poor in Mexico and they agreed to help us make our wish a reality for this very deserving family. We were able to raise a majority of the money and began building this past weekend. Below you will see a slideshow of some great pictures taken of the building site this past Sunday, we still have a lot of work to do, but a very worthwhile and rewarding project.
In case you were interested in becoming involved and contributing to this project, a list of needed items has been included at the bottom of this post and we will be accepting donations.
Some items of need are:
non-perishable food items to include:
rice, beans, canned veggies and fruit, spam, tuna, condensed milk, cereal, juice , all canned goods.
twin size sheets
basic kitchen utensils
pots & pans
plastic dishes and cups
small couch (loveseat)
2 twin size mattresses
any household item could be put to good use
Clothing - girl size 4 years old