For the 4th consecutive year, a local group has returned from an eight-day trip to El Salvador to help build 20 homes for those in extreme need.
A local group has returned from El Salvador, helping to build homes there for impoverished citizens.
For the 4th consecutive year, the group, organized by Ashcroft Homes and Bezooyen Contracting, went down to that Central American country.
Dave Bodell of Ashcroft says they fundraised over $70,000 to build 20 homes for those in extreme need. He notes it's shocking that some families they helped out in El Salvador had been living in shacks literally held together by mud and sticks. “They say it takes a village to raise a child, I say it takes a city of amazing wonderful people, like we have here in Lethbridge, to help build the village that can raise that child.”
The trip was one of many organized by an inter-denominational faith-based group called, Shelter Canada.
Below: The Lethbridge group posing for a photo in El Salvador