BENEFITING: Brothers and Sisters in Community Service
We, the Dugan family: Emily, Linda, Matthew & Bob have an opportunity to help build the framework for community in one of the poorest areas of Tijuana. We’ll be joining other volunteers on a week long mission to build homes and learn about the struggles of the local poverty. There are several programs during the mission: Construction, Mother's Program, Children's Programs, Teen's Programs, Social Justice. We, the Dugan’s, will be focused primarily on construction but also will participate in the other programs as well. Construction: TJ Missions has for 12 years, built over 25 homes in the Tijuana neighborhood of Terrazas. This year, the Tijuana construction projects include 5 new house structures for families in desperate need. We pay for our travel and lodging but we’re also fundraising for construction material costs. Here’s an idea of our needs: ~$25 - Half a Window ~$50 - A 3ft x2ft Slider Window ~$100 - An Exterior Door with Hardware & Keys ~$200 - A 8ft x 8ft Exterior Wall - Studs, Wood siding, Paint ~$500 - Electricity - Wiring, Panel, Lights, Outlets ~$1000 - 32ft x 16ft Concrete Slab Foundation ~$2,500 - Roof with 17 prefabricated wood trusses ~$6,500 - Entire New Home for a Family Mother's Program: The mother’s program is aimed at building relationships and community. Donations will go toward care packages for local mothers in Tijuana. In the past these have included food items, hygienic products like toothbrushes, shampoo, crafting tools, and household items. Children's Program: The children’s program in centered on providing children in the area with safe, fun activities, as well as some educational content and catechism. Over 200 children attended last year's weeklong camp. Donations will go toward 200 brown bag lunches for 200 local Tijuana children. Teen's Program: This program is provided for local teens who spend much of their day tending to their younger siblings as their parents work. We provide activities and teach craft ideas that the families can sell at the local outdoor markets. Donations will go toward arts and crafts for 200 local youths of Tijuana. Social Justice: We learn about local conditions and interact and gain understanding of the local residents. As part of this, we’ll visit various sites: - The memorial at the US/Mexican Border - Casa del Migrante, a homeless shelter for migrants and recently deported men - An AIDS hospice - A school for special needs children that we help finish so they could open - The local clinic - We also attend hosted discussions with local families Thank you in advanced for your generous support for our mission trip! Your donation will make a difference!