WA.) – We know what you’ve been saying to yourself
lately. You’ve been saying, “Self. I’m searching
for an unforgettable, challenging way to travel and volunteer for a
great cause at the same time. Is there anything out there that
combines all those elements?"
just so happens, there is.
not consider joining Habitat For Humanity of Snohomish County for a
10-day building trip in Honduras from August 18 to 26.
there, you’ll provide hands-on help for Hondurans in need while
developing relationships that transcend cultural and language
barriers. For many, such a trip is a life-changing experience.
Honduran Habitat team will consist of 20 people of all ages from
Snohomish County. The team will stay and work in Gracias Lempira,
described as a “safe and beautiful part of Honduras,” in
a statement from HH.
what will you do there? You may be mixing cement by hand, digging
trenches for foundations, moving piles of cinder block, or laying
blocks to build walls.
addition to building, the team will also take time to get to know the
surrounding area and participate in cultural activities.
statement on the trip says Honduras was chosen for this summer
helping hand, “Because 68.2 percent of the population lives in
poverty, of which 44.6 percent reside in extremely poor areas..”
to 40% of households in the country don’t have electricity and
14 percent don’t have water and sanitation systems. The work
that Habitat for Humanity and its volunteers accomplish on these
trips helps alleviate those pressing human needs.
invited to attend Habitat’s
upcoming informational meeting on
the trip. It’ll take place Monday, Feb. 12 at 6 pm at Habitat's
Lynnwood Office located at 16929 Highway 99.
can find out more about Habitat’s Global
Village program here.
Contact the Global Village Trip Leader at 425-405-7156.