At the moment, the final stage of repairs for this project is on standby awaiting for clearance from FEMA and COR3 reviews.
We are hoping to have the approval from FEMA within the next 90 days.
Roof sealing and paint work has been completed as well as installation of alarm system. What remains is the hangar for official vehicles and that part of the project is what is PENDING approval from FEMA.
We are very grateful for donations to this project. Please be assured that as soon as construction of Hangar begins we will notify all donors. Also, in mid November we received a visit form two members of Global Giving's staff who conducted a site inspection of the project and they confirmed that all repairs of this project had been completed except for the hangar which again, is pending FEMA approval.
Oct 11, 2019
Beginning the School Year
By Carlos Torrado - Project Leader
As of August of this year our girls and teens have started the new school year, each of them is being motivated to become aware of the responsibility they should have towards their studies and their importance for their wellbeing and future. They are guided to understand that work and effort are indispensable for mastery and healthy management of reality.
We have observed our girls and teens to be in high spirits, cheerful and willing to take on their responsibilities as they complete school and home assignments and tasks, an develop sound study habits. Welcoming our girls and teens in an environment of love and understanding helps them feel valued and loved while building self-confidence.
To have the opportunity to accompany each one of our residents in this process is for us a sacred gift that God has placed before us.
Aug 26, 2019
By Carlos Torrado - Grants Coord.
Finishing exterior paint work
During the summer months of June through August Painting work was completed, Roofing sealing work is 75% completed and security components like fire alarms and diesel tank for generator have been installed and tested successfully. As of September, we will begin working on construction of vehicle hangar as the last component of project. This component of the project has taken a little more time than anticipated given busy schedules of contractor very engaged with reconstruction projects. Good contractors who are FEMA code licensed are not readily available. Regarding funding under GlobalGiving, we have not received individual donations for this project, but we do anticipate grants from FEMA under 404 mitigation program to cover about 90% of costs of what remains of this project.