Tarahumara Children’s Hospital Endowment Fund (TCHEF)
The Tarahumara Mission in the Copper Canyon of Mexico continues the healing ministry of Jesus that Fr. Verplancken started in 1960. Fifty-seven years later, a history of building the trust of Copper Canyon residents through the delivery of basic services necessary for health, education and shelter continues.
The TCHEF was established in 2013 by the TCHF of Oregon Board of Directors with the encouragement and support of Fr. Quintanilla, S.J. in Creel, Fr. Ungerleider, S.J. in Tijuana and the Jesuit Province of Mexico. We would also like to acknowledge Fr. Pedro de Velasco, S.J. for the “Tarahumara Wellness Story” and his many years of service to the Mission.
The “Campaign for Sustainability” focuses on building this fund for the ongoing administration of the Mission projects in the Copper Canyon. Generous supporters like you have nurtured the fund from a seed of just $95 in 2013 to over $481,000 by January of 2018. The growth of this fund will provide a level of stability for the Mission Director and his staff to continue to provide the compassionate care that is so heavily depended on by those in need in Creel and beyond in the Copper Canyon.