SUMMER BUILD PROJECT 2013 - June 8th - 14th, 2013 - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!!
Students at DHS have seen poverty first-hand and have decided to do something about it. Along
with the help of Father Patrick Travers, SS.CC. and generous
contributors, these young men have been making a difference in Tijuana,
Mexico. Every summer a group of DHS students, accompanied
by their fathers, go down to the poverty-stricken outskirts of Tijuana
to build houses for the less fortunate. To date the Tijuana Mission Outreach has built 57 houses, six churches, five sets of classrooms and two community centers.
These houses are built to replace the existing homes which are leaky shacks made from discarded garage doors and cardboard. The
new houses, over 700 sq ft, are framed to American standards,
consisting of four rooms, a peaked roof, inner walls, wiring for
electricity and plumbing.
It takes as lot of very hard work to complete the project. The
students and their dads are up on the road before six in the morning,
and normally don’t return to their campground in Tecate until eight at
night. The days are long and hot, but these fathers and sons will treasure their experience for the rest of their lives.