EVENT DATE: Jan 20, 2013
"The Village" Mountain Mission in Luperon, Dominican Republic is a non-profit dedicated to providing assistance for families living in extreme poverty. It hosts American-based high school, college, church and town groups and organizations for eight-day missions, mostly during the summer and alternative Spring breaks. The Mission has three main branches of service - construction (houses and schools), education (pre-K-5th grade), and health and wellness.
As its Development Director for the 2013 calender year, I will supervise and manage the operational functions of The Mission in-country, teach English and build. The Village is excited to begin the development of a 16-acre parcel of land, with the goal of clearing an access road, building a kitchen and shelter, and digging a well.
Contributions go towards:
Tools - Shovels, wheelbarrows, pickaxes, saws, tape measures, levels, framing squares, hammers, work gloves, protective glasses, pry-bar/flat-bar, plyers, vice-grips, knee-pads, paint brushes and rollers, wire burshes, sandpaper, tree trimmers, scythes, machetes, chain-saws
Building supplies - nails, lumber, concrete, paint
Teaching materials - textbooks, whiteboards, markers, notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, chalk, erasers
A computer - a netbook for easy travel to write newsletters, manage tasks, keep records, keep communication with the States, and balance budgets
Misc. - Batteries (AA, AAA, D, rechargable lithium ion), flashlights, organizers for paper records and documents
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