I am so humbled by the support that we receive for the work of Health Bridges.
Last night I had a call with two physicians who have made it their life mission to "give back" - and, because they are Peruvian physicians living in the U.S., they've decided to give back in Perú. I recently visited the Casa Girasoles Ica home with them. They were really touched by the boys, our staff, and the amazing opportunity to get involved. So, last night - they did just that . . . they got involved. To the tune of a $30,000 donation. Not just a donation, sorry "just" is not the right word, but an ongoing commitment to support the Casa Girasoles work. I was so humbled.
Now add to this huge generosity - the donation we received from a donor who has asked to remain anonymous. The donors, a couple, have made a donation of $60,000 - also in support of our Casa Girasoles boys. Wow! What an amazing gift.
Right now there is a team of volunteers working at the Casa Girasoles in the Sacred Valley. They are volunteering their time and contributing their hard earned money to help rebuild a gate and fence on the property. Two weeks ago we had a team at the same Casa Girasoles who helped to paint the entire exterior of the home - and, they donated the money to purchase a new refrigerator. Earlier this summer we had a Church group at the Casa Girasoles in Ica - where they painted the exterior of the home and purchased a new stove for the kitchen. All of these groups, all this generosity, it is so humbling.
This is not to mention all the support we received from our capital campaign. It is just amazing how incredibly caring and supportive people are toward the work of Health Bridges. What it tells me is this - it takes a village to change the world.
Through your help we are working to support people and helping them to identify and build the futures they deserve. Wow, what an amazing gift you are giving to so many people. Thank you.
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