No matter what we do, we try hard not to have many things on this page. It is our desire to work on a project, complete it and then move on to another project. If we really had our way, we would only have one thing on this page at a time. That is being unrealistic because it seems like there is always more than that.
Here are a few things we are working on –
School Classroom Project in El Toro
La Piedra de El Toro is a very small, rural community about 20 miles north of the Santo Domingo airport. The closest public school is not close and the children in this community walk for hours to get to a public school. During the rainy times of the year, the roads are impassible and kids do not go to school. Neither do the teachers. There was a church established in that community more than fifteen years ago. Their pastor and other leaders dreamt about creating a school there to meet the educational needs of the people. They wanted a school that could meet the educational needs of the children and vocational classes to meet the needs of the adults there. We started this project in February 2014. It has taken 3 years to complete but the classrooms are now ready and classes are scheduled to start in August 2017. There are a few smaller, related projects that need to be completed. As of this writing, new restrooms, a cistern, and a well are on the list of items needed to be done. Please click here to find out more about donating to this project.
A few years ago, we were invited to look at a project the Luz y Vida Church in Santo Domingo was doing in neighborhoods that surround the church. The church had been doing the project using their own funds and volunteers in their church. Funding was an issue that prevented them from doing more. After viewing the project, Helping Hands Unlimited was invited to partner with the church to allow them to help more people. Many roofs have been installed, walls repaired, paint applied…you get the idea. We have also been able to take teams to provide more labor and resources. Our teams partner with members of the local church to do the work. Please click here if you would like to find out more about these work teams.
Please check out this page often to see what is new. Very soon we will be doing some work at both orphanages and we are looking at some other possible projects.
If you are interested in helping us financially on one of these projects, click here to Donate Now. Please remember to pray for these projects and the people they will help.