Help Rebuild Camp Caribe in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
From the 200 foot cliffs of Cabo Rojo to the ancient streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico is known for its exotic beaches and relaxed Caribbean culture.
However, life on this island isn't perfect. Almost half of the population lives below the poverty line and it is difficult to find jobs.
On top of the poverty that already existed, the damage from Hurricane Maria is devastating. All our ministry partners in Puerto Rico who we regularly work with are asking for additional help this next summer with Disaster Relief Needs in their communities.
Will you share the love of Jesus in Puerto Rico?
While in Puerto Rico, you will work with Camp Caribe on the beach in Juana Diaz, supporting the ministry, which provides local children with a week-long adventure camp most cannot afford.
Disaster Relief: Camp Caribe serves its community through hosting children's camps, and their facilities and several buildings suffered damages from Hurricane Maria. With no power and shortages of food and potable water for weeks, it's been a slow rebuilding process for Puerto Rico. As Camp Caribe prepares for their summer camps, these cannot happen without help to dramatically improve the facilities from recent damage from Hurricane Maria.
You might do things like facilities maintenance, painting, light construction work, landscaping, cleaning, etc. Along with physical labor, teams will most likely assist with food and water distribution to families in need, as the entire nations' distribution of basic needs was effected by the storm.
Build relationships: Life in Puerto Rico is built on relationships. You will trade stories with everyone you meet. You’ll learn about Puerto Rican life and can share the love of Jesus with those who might not know Him or encourage someone who already does.
Community Outreach: There will probably be opportunities to help with manual labor and building relationships in homes in the nearby barrio, and work with other ministries in the area, such as an after-school center for kids in the barrio, a homeless ministry in Ponce, or a veterans home in Juana Díaz.
Will you share the love and hope of Jesus with the people of Puerto Rico?
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