Rotary Club of Chemainus members no sooner arrived in San Antonio Palopo, Guatemala when they rolled up their sleeves and went to work.
Tom Andrews and Derek Hardacker are the club representatives this year and doing important humanitarian work in the region. It’s become a long-time club tradition, with Andrews a regular traveller there and Hardacker making his third trip. They were joined this time by Hardacker’s son Devan from Grande Prairie, Alberta.
The trio has been building chicken coops for the people, distributing donated shoes from Queen Margaret’s School and purchased shoes from citizen donations as well as delivering dental and school supplies.
“It’s going well,” noted Andrews. “All coops were assembled on site. Final touches last week. Shoes and school supplies distributed.”
It’s a labour of love for the club members that continues to pay dividends for the people in San Antonio Palopo, who have very few amenities compared to the way we live.