PRESERVING A HERITAGE, ENSURING A FUTURE.
As 2022 comes to an end, we want to take a moment to thank you all for your kindness and sup- port. These past 3 years have been even more difficult for our aid delivery with COVID making contact with those in need problematic. As always, we are focused on the following four basic components: emergency food distribution, access to clean water, medical services and education. Although we have made major improvements in all of these areas, we are largely at the mercy of the environment when it comes to the cultivation of food crops and natural replenishment of water sources. This, then, can lead to increased malnutrition and reduced hygiene both of which can result in an uptick in health issues. In light of this, we would like to ask for you to consider supporting one or more of the following health and wellness segments as we enter the winter season:
Imagine lives so impoverished that most of the community's children die before reaching the age of five. The children are part of a tribe of 60,000 Tarahumara Indians, who live in caves and primitive huts, with unsafe drinking water, parasites, and devastating malnutrition. Picture all this in an area of unsurpassed scenic beauty, with mountains and canyons and a rich cultural heritage - just hours from El Paso, Texas. This is the situation that Father Verplancken found when he came to Creel, Mexico in the early 1960's. Father Verplancken built and lead a dynamic mission to the Tarahumara people. In addition to constructing and operating health clinics, a boarding school, distributing food and milk, drilling water wells, he worked tirelessly to preserve the art and heritage of the descendants of the Uto-Aztec people. Today, the work is carried on by the efforts of the staff and volunteers he welded together during a lifetime of service. Please join us in our work to maintain the legacy of the Tarahumara people.
Fr. Verplancken, S.J.
1,000 Pounds of Corn = $150.00
500 Pounds of Beans = $250.00
1 Week Hospital Stay = $280.00
10 Feet of Water Well Drilling $300.00