Building on hope abroad: Brewton volunteers travel to Paraguay
Published 12:08 pm Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Rusty Miller describes Paraguay as a “country you would never go to unless you had a reason.”
But Miller and Terrence Breckenridge, building coordinators for Brewton Habitat for Humanity, had a very good reason to go to the South American country over the summer: They helped build homes for the international arm of the organization.
They saw a great need for Habitat's volunteer work there.
Breckenridge and Miller spent two and a half weeks in Paraguay.
They learned new building skills, like how to dig a hole for a septic tank by hand and how to lay adobe blocks.
Habitat for Humanity builds homes in 90 countries.
Greater Brewton HFH, like all U.S. Habitat affiliates support the work of HFHI in third world countries through contributing 10 percent of all locally raised funds.
Brewton's Habitat will sponsor a trip to Costa Rica Feb. 14-21. The cost is $800 plus airfare for a build in the La Fortuna area near the base of Volcano Arenal.
A $100 deposit is due by Nov. 15. Scholarships and group fundraising area available. Contact Habitat at 867-0095 for information.