www.shorterharrisfoundation.org. January 2009 Trip Dominican Republic. Receiving the donations that arrived at the port of authority. Eva and Maritza meeting with Father Ramón at the port of authority. Your generous donations on the way to the church for distribution.
January 2009 Trip
Your generous donations on the way to the church for distribution
Church “Nuestra Señora de la América Latina” distribution
Unloading the 21 boxes at the church distribution
Interior of the church distribution
Meeting with the church volunteers to plan out the distributing procedures
Waiting area at the church for the families that were receiving donations
Boxes varied for infants, toddlers, children, teens, adults and senior citizens and were distributed to each group according to size and sex
Maritza Shorter and Eva Harris: Co-founders of the Shorter-Harris Foundation
A special thanks to the team of church volunteer who made this mission a success
Scoping out a location for local distribution in the area known as “Bávaro”
Children starting to gather known as “Bávaro”
Just a little bit goes a long way known as “Bávaro”
Maritza with the children in Bávaro known as “Bávaro”
Visiting with the children in Bávaro known as “Bávaro”
Eva and Maritza with the children in Bávaro known as “Bávaro”
While in the Dominican Republic Maritza and Eva were especially excited to visit with Kiko, his brother, David, and their best friend, Braulio; the three boys they had met two years ago, who served as the inspiration to create the Shorter-Harris Foundation.
While there, they were saddened to hear the news that Kiko had past away exactly a year ago from they day of their arrival.
Maritza and Eva were able to meet with Braulio and paid a special visit with Kiko’s mother and family.
We will continue helping families throughout our foundation in memoriam of
Luis Alberto Mateus Mercedes “Kiko” Born June, 9th, 2000, died January 17th, 2008 of unknown causes.
Kiko and David’s home. This shanty houses 5 people in one room without a bathroom.
Entrance to Kiko’s family’s home room without a bathroom.
Area next to Kiko’s home room without a bathroom.
Braulio with David and Kiko’s family, who continue to inspire us and the work of the foundation everyday.
We hoped you have enjoyed viewing where all of your donations have gone.Thank you for all of your generosity and donations.