Sat, Feb 17|
Winchendon: Feb. 17-24, 2024
Time & Location
Feb 17, 2024, 10:00 PM – Feb 24, 2024, 10:00 PM
On Feb. 17-24 , a group of Winchendon volunteers will travel to the Dominican Republic to spend the week building a home for families living in extreme poverty.
You will be working in an agrarian community of roughly 1,500 people located in a remote area of the Dominican Republic (far from the tourist beaches). This community is in desperate need of improved housing. Many residents live in substandard housing with dirt floors, rotting wood walls and collapsing roofs. A new, solid and weatherproof house can drastically improve the health and safety of a family, as well as contribute to boosting morale and pride in the community.
During your week in the DR, you will complete most of the construction of a new home for a family: pouring concrete foundations and reinforced concrete columns, building sturdy cinderblock walls, and attaching a proper roof. With a sealed cement floor instead of dirt beneath their feet, children and parents won't get sick so often. With doors and windows that lock, family members can go to work and school without worrying about theft. For the family who gets a new home, it changes everything.
For information regarding a packing list, safety and security and to visit our FAQ page, visit our resource center. You can expect to receive future emails with the family biography and trip itinerary in the weeks to come.
If you have any questions, please contact Paula Mulhair at firstname.lastname@example.org.