Kerry and I have been able to be involved with a humanitarian group called Amigos of Honduras . This foundation was started by Dave Riley, who is one of the business partners with Kerry at YES, and he has done some pretty amazing things in a really short time. It started almost 3 years ago and already with this foundation and all the generous supporters we have built 3 schools, provided water projects for 3 mountain communities, helped with orphanages, provided funds for a community to rebuild after being misplaced from hurricane Mitch, donated money and supplies to help mothers and babies with aids on the Island of Roatan, and so many other awesome projects that help individual families and communities. It is such a great thing to be a part of. The thing I am looking forward to the most is being able to practice my Spanish with the little kids and being able to hand out all of the goodies and toys that people here at home have donated and put together for them. That is the best part - if you've ever helped with donations or putting humanitarian kits together for service projects, Thank YOU for doing the hard work and just know that they really are making a difference and ending up in a little childs hands or delivered to schools, and there really is a very grateful and receiving hand on the other end. We get to do the fun part! We take duffle bags full of these kits and clothing to different families and groups and then we fill our backpacks with toys and candy and get to hand it out to the kids. They love it - they come from very humble living conditions - many are the poor of the poor. But they are happy, energetic, smiley, and loving kids. They are awesome. I have been so grateful to be able to experience this part of it.
If you'd like to see some of the projects and kids, go to amigosofhonduras.org