P79 Will Travel to the Dominican Republic This Summer
Since 2007, Project ’79 has been involved with Foundation for Peace (www.foundationforpeace.org) in the construction of a school/community center, water purification system, and clinic in the very poor district of La Javilla de la Cruz Grande, just north of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
As part of our emphasis on service as one way to understand our relationship to the larger world, Project ’79 has run work trips to the D.R. in 2008, 2009, and 2010. We will return one last time with our largest group ever—nearly 30 participants!—from July 25th to August 3rd, 2012. We will be completing construction on classrooms on the second floor, as well as painting and other finishing touches. On one of the days, participants will help run a medical clinic for about 500 local families, staffed by doctors and nurses who volunteer their time through the Foundation for Peace.
Click the link above about the amazing effort put forth by p79 and the entire Westfield school district!