Honduras Once Again

Kevin Campbell | March 6, 2015

Another team, our sixth, of 15 Habitat Wake volunteers heads out to Honduras in the morning to spend a week partnering with our friends at Habitat Honduras.  This year, we will return to the small village of El Rosario, outside of Santa Rosa de Copan as Habitat begins building another 18 homes adjacent to the 32 homes built in that community previously.  We will be just down the street from the community center and park that was sponsored by Habitat Durham and Habitat Wake. This year our team includes two Habitat board members:  Rick Richardson and Sarah Paluskiewicz, one of our Americorps members, Olachi, seven Habitat Wake staff members and a long-time Habitat Wake supporter and volunteer.  One of our team members, Anna, grew up in a Habitat Wake house with her parents and is coming back from D.C. where she now lives to join us! Back in 2012, I met a 12 year kid in the village named Junior.  He wrote me a letter and sent it back with a subsequent team and in it, he wrote words that I’ll never forget.  He said, “I know that I am poor, but that’s OK.  We can still be friends.”  Indeed.  Indeed.  I hope to see him this upcoming week. Join us on Twitter (@HabitatWake) and Instagram (@HabitatWake) or look for our hashtag #HWHonduras15 for updates during the week.