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New Roof for Community Center - Honduras

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September 26, 2016

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BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF MOOSE

Chapel Folger

THE STORY:

Every year, a team of veterinarians, vet students, and other volunteers travel to rural Honduras. Over the course of a week, they administer vaccines and perform other necessary services for the animals that these communities depend on, either for their livelihood, or as beloved pets. For almost two decades, this team of volunteers has been trying to find other ways to help improve the quality of life for the people they visit every year. The host town, Corral Quemado, serves as a base camp for this team and other charitable organizations throughout the year. Over the years, Dr. Bill Folger and his team have fundraised to provide the village with a new water tank, new roof for the church, and other necessities.

Now, we are trying to fundraise for a new roof for the community center and bunk house. The community center serves as a gathering place for the people of Corral Quemado. It is also where the medications and medical supplies are kept, and it often gets damp. The bunk house is where our veterinarian teams sleep, but it also draws other charitable groups that enrich the lives of the villagers. We are hoping to raise $12,000 to hire local contractors to fix the roofs of the community center and bunk house.

 

 

In depth explanation provided below:

  • Description of Honduras Mission
    • In 1996, Dr. Bill Folger was presented with a unique opportunity to travel to Honduras and administer veterinary care to animals that otherwise would go without. His team would give basic care to dogs, cats, pigs, cows, horses, donkeys, chickens, and any other animal that needed their help. He put together a team with his friend, Dr. James Alexander, a large animal vet based in Mississippi. They have been to Honduras every year since.
    • In rural Honduras, 6 out of 10 households earn less than $2.50 per day. The Honduras mission serves 24 villages in rural El Paraíso. These farming communities rely heavily on their livestock in order to feed their families. Dr. Folger’s team has, over nearly two decades, vaccinated livestock, poultry, and companion animals. They often perform spays and neuters for cats and dogs, and castrations for cattle, horses, and donkeys.
    • The travel and accommodation costs are borne by the team members. Various veterinary pharmaceutical companies donate veterinary supplies for use on the trip. The team stays in the village of Corral Quemado every year. The community has about 40 houses. They’ve made lasting friendships with the people there, and watched many of the children grow up over the years.
    • The team is made up of licensed veterinarians from all over the United States and Canada. Pre-vet students assist on the teams, as well as translators. 
    • The long-term goals of the team are to continue to provide water tanks to surrounding villages. They are also teaching the farmers to take care of their livestock. The improvement of health of the draft horses and oxen has resulted in an increase in the amount of food the farmers are able to produce for their families and their neighbors.
  • Past projects
    • Dr. Folger’s mother and Dr. Mary Pittari were the primary benefactors for many years, but that money is set aside for water tanks, which is why we are now reaching out online for donations for the roofs.
    • The water quality in the area is very low and negatively affects the health of the villagers. The team has built seven water tanks thus far, and has plans to continue doing so over the next several years.
    • The team has been bringing a dentist with them for the past several years. The dentist (a resident of Tegucigalpa, Honduras), in addition to alleviating tooth pain, also passes out toothbrushes and advises the people on proper dental care.
    • In 2016, the team passed out approximately 450 reading glasses in the villages. They also took a chiropractor for the first time.
  • New Roofs
    • The roofs of the community center and the bunk-houses leak. The community center houses the pharmacy where the vet supplies are kept. The bunk-houses are where the team stays when they visit, but if fixed, could also house many other charitable groups to bring support to the people of El Paraíso.
    • The estimates for the roofs include removing the wooden beams and roof, and then building up the exterior wall 2 feet with cinder blocks to support the new metal beams that in turn support the composite aluminum roof. 
    • Community Center Costs: $5,771.00
      • Materials: $4,345.56
      • Labor: $958.54
      • Shipping: $133.75
      • Contingency: $333.15
    • Dormitory Cost: $5,262.00
      • Materials: $3,957.65
      • Labor: $869.37
      • Shipping: $133.75
      • Contingency: $301.23
    • 5% Commission to Honduras Development Network (to safely deliver funds): $551.65
    • 3% Commission to Crowdrise: $347.54
    • Any additional funds beyond the $12,000.00 will be used to purchase veterinary supplies and fund additional water tank projects.
  • Stats
    • Names of Villages
      • Corral Quemado
      • Ojo De Agua
      • Sabana Rodanda
      • Portrerillos
      • Las Delicious
      • Ocatal
      • Zarzal
      • Chaguitte
      • Lainez
      • Palma De Yuscaran
      • La Mesa
      • Agua Viva
      • Las Crucitas
      • Cordoncillo
      • Rancho de Obispo
      • Agua Blanca
      • Zuyate
      • Potrero Grande
      • Cacao
      • Agua Fria
      • Las Jaguas
      • Rigo
      • Los Tablones
    • Animals treated since 2008 (some numbers are approximate)
      • 2008 – 1102 Animals
      • 2009 - 1245 Animals
      • 2010 - 1405 Animals
      • 2011 - 1654 Animals  (20 surgeries)
      • 2012 - 1403 Animals (16 surgeries)
      • 2013 - 1694 Animals (24 Surgeries)
      • 2014 – 1836 Animals (24 surgeries)
      • 2015 – 3770 Animals (70 surgeries)
      • 2016 – 3612 Animals (74 surgeries)
  • Questions about donating supplies, please contact us. 
    • Holy Spirit Medical Brigade is the international veterinary mission of the Friends of Moose.
    • This mission was founded by the Episcopal Church, but the volunteers are comprised of people of all faiths as well as those of non-religious affiliation.

$5,600

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dana Ridenour

    $50

  • William Folger

    $100

  • Cara Pinto

    $25

  • Kelly LeBlanc, DDS

    $500

  • Monica & Jeff Sauer

    $25

  • Kristen Nelson

    $50

  • Mary McCaine

    $100

  • Laura Garrett

    $100

  • Rene Crow

    $100

  • Michael Seely

    $100

  • Rachel & Stephen Seder

    $100

  • Tory Van Wie

    $25

  • Dr. Alice M. Wolf

    $100

  • Nicole Nash

    $100

  • Lee Charlton

    $100

  • The Hovarters

    $100

  • Maggi Suttles

    $100

  • Jeanne Pittari

    $500

  • Elizabeth Colleran

    $100

  • Carla Steffen

    $25

  • Stephanie Alford

    $100

  • Betsy

    $25

  • tara crosby

    $100

  • Dolores Thompson

    $100

  • Michele Gaspar

    $100

  • Paul Thompson

    $75

  • John Havens

    $100

  • Ben and Rachel Rawls

    $100

  • carlos a. vera

    $100

  • Roy and Mary Bess Boyd

    $100

  • Mike Thompson

    $200

  • Rucinsky

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • William Folger

    $500

  • The Vietnam Reinprechts

    $50

  • Uncle Mike

    $250

  • Ryan Folger

     

  • Barbara Boghetich

    $500

  • Ruben Mars and Kim Buck

    $100

  • Jessica Ungermann

    $100

  • carlos vera

    $250

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47% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $5,600 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

William Folger

Amount Raised

$3,900

Fundraiser Title

James Alexander

Amount Raised

$675

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Lee Charlton

Amount Raised

$575

Fundraiser Title

Chapel Folger

Amount Raised

$350

 

3% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sherry Burton

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Keith Folger

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

carlos vera

carlos vera

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Jessica Ungermann

Jessica Ungermann

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ruben Mars and Kim Buck

Ruben Mars and Kim Buck

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Barbara Boghetich

Barbara Boghetich

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Ryan Folger

Ryan Folger

2 years ago

Uncle Mike

Uncle Mike

DONATION: $250

In memory of my mom 2 years ago

The Vietnam Reinprechts

The Vietnam Reinprechts

DONATION: $50

Great cause, well done! 2 years ago

William Folger

William Folger

DONATION: $500

For Dr. mary Pittari 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Rucinsky

Rucinsky

DONATION: $100

2 years ago