Belize Mission Project donates to Holy Cross

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Last week was the third and final week of the Belize Mission Project in San Pedro for 2008. The project, organized by Frank Whipps, provides free dental and medical care at the Lionʼs Den during three specified weeks in October and November. In addition to providing health services, each week these volunteers participate in another project. For many years they have collected funds and distributed sacks of groceries to local families to express thanks for the hospitality received during their stay on the island. This year the last group of volunteers decided to do something different.

Instead of passing out sacks of groceries, they collected funds to donate to the Holy Cross School Food Services. Every day this school provides breakfast, lunch, snacks and bottled water to 500 students free of charge. Representatives of the Belize Mission Project came to visit the school on Friday, Nov. 14 with donations totaling $3450 to present to Francis Wilson. Francis gratefully accepted the donation on behalf of the school and gave the visitors a tour of the school. She explained to them how the school functioned based largely on the generous contributions of labor and money from interested people throughout the world.

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