We can't build houses for them because not only are they are squatters and don't own their land, but it is also illegal to build
right next to any railroad tracks.
We're looking into ways we can help because I don't know how they can
survive the winter - especially the children - living under tarps with
scraps of wood for walls.
When we were there, we searched around the car for anything we could
give them - they happily took half eaten food and half drank water bottles.
One thing we wanted to do right now was to collect anything you want to
donate - food, water, blankets, small toys, soap, toothbrushes, shampoo.
You name it. They have nothing.
We're going down to build again on October 18th and we figured we'd
make 20 gift baskets and deliver one to each shack after we finish pouring
a pad and putting up lathe wire on some house we have already started.
Come join us for the build on the 18th or feel free to bring things to our
house that we can deliver for you.
Thanks for caring!
We have an opportunity to help our brothers in need.
When we went to Mexico a couple weeks ago, we found 20 families living in horrible shacks right next to some railroad tracks.
|September 13, 2009 Build Day