El Salvador 10/8-10/16
Morelia/Toluca, MX 11/4-11/13
If you're interested in participating in any or these 2022 seating clinics please contact Lonny Davis at email@example.com asap. Thanks!
You just never know when your going to get one of my propaganda pieces - fast and furious - that’s the way we like it.
Another team out the door next week for Poza Rica, Mexico. Brave conscripts are wading in (not an inappropriate choice of words) to the rainy season in central Mexico. A week at our new warehouse, assembling and organizing (plus a bonus mini-distribution) and then on to Poza Rica for a project with some very industrious Rotarians who are breaking ground with our new Hope Haven West strategy (taking Mexico by storm).
Below are some of the “money shots” from Ecuador (project completed last month)
Some of you may remember that in 2019 our team was stuck at the airport in Quito (martial law shut everything down) for 36 hours. This morning, the Wall Street Journal had a photo of a nun escaping violence as once again the indigenous peoples in Ecuador revolt over fuel subsidies (looks like our timing is improving - got out just in time).
Are y'all jones’n for some adventure? Might I recommend a jaunt with Uncle Lonny and crew down to Villahermosa? In the state of Tabasco - welcome to the Yucatan! Why lie? This is akin to visiting the backside of the moon - upside - you will be an angel of mercy to over two hundred kids who are awaiting the gift of mobility. Heaven is calling (you know your not getting in without some serious penance - here’s your opportunity)! Dates for this project are July 23rd through 29th - lots of opportunities to extend your travel to Merida, Chichen Itza, Cancun or other exotic options. Tickets have been purchased, the wheelchairs are being assembled and prepared by Rotary partners, were getting the tires changed on the bus - we’re ready to roll…
If I have sold you on Villahermosa - now is the time to act. We could use another 12 team members for this project. Call or email today to secure your travel/service/adventure opportunity with this team.
Seriously, Hope Haven West has been pushing the envelope with regard to testing how many volunteers we can assemble in one calendar year. Villahermosa marks our sixth distribution in 2022 - new personal best.
We are still on track to complete two additional projects later this year. In October (scheduled for 8th through 16th) we will return to San Salvador, El Salvador to complete a project including training and distribution of 200 Hope Haven Kids Chairs. Final project in 2022 will be in Morelia and Toluca, Mexico, November 4th - 12th (more to come regarding these new partners in the Hope Haven West universe).
Big shout out to all of our sponsors who have invested deeply in the mission of Hope Haven West by sponsoring some great music in Modesto. Check out these options - the Bridge of Hope event is free (bring your lawn chairs) featuring some great local talent. Paul Thorn is an emerging legend that you don’t want to miss.
Get your tickets today at thestate.org! (best kept secret in the valley).
Waging Heavy Peace,
Hope Haven West