Recently, a PCA employee partnered with others from his area and traveled to Chiquimula, Guatemala, to assist local organizations with their outreach efforts. Dave Winfrey, General Manager of PCA’s Supply Services, made the one-week trip with nine others from Hanover County, Virginia.
The group worked on much-needed construction in the town. They installed two hygiene stations for two families, including a toilet, shower, sink, wood-burning stove and water purification system. For the local school, the team built a concrete patio, as well as a concrete wall which protects the children from traffic passing through the school yard. They also visited 12 needy families, taking them food, toiletries and other necessities.
Dave Winfrey and his team donated the materials and paid all expenses. They partnered with The Potter’s House, based in Guatemala, which offers opportunities to care for poor and at-risk children there; and Reel Life International, a non-profit whose work has reached Guatemala (and other countries as well) through short-term missions.
According to Dave: “I feel that I’ve been very blessed in life, and therefore I love helping others. I’ve been serving my local community in various ways for years, and when I had the opportunity to help neighbors in another country, I volunteered to go. What a blessing it was for our group to serve people in need.”
To learn more about The Potter’s House and how you can donate or volunteer, please visit their website at www.thepottershouse.org.
For more information about Reel Life International, please visit their website at www.reel-life.org.
Children from the school in Chiquimula benefitted from a new concrete patio and a concrete wall, which protects them from traffic passing through the school yard.