We’re going to Puerto Rico January 8-15, 2023
Are you looking for a way to help others… gain a sense of community and expand your spirituality? …Consider a Build Trip!
St. Francis Builds (SFB) was developed 16 years ago by Fr. Mike Johnson while working in Maryland at St. Camillus parish. SFB has worked with underserved communities in the United States and in other countries. During the past year, groups have travelled to Tijuana, Mexico and New Orleans.
Hurricane Maria occurred 5 years ago. Many families in Puerto Rico are still waiting for restoration from this storm. The island has been hit again with devastation from Hurricane Fiona. The work offered by SFB volunteers will be needed in January!
The group will be staying in Yabucoa on the southeast section of the island. Possible tasks include painting, tiling, grouting, sealing roofs and installing cabinets, windows and doors.
While skilled labor experience is fabulous…it’s certainly not essential. Enthusiasm, interest and a commitment to learning and helping others are some of the most important skills needed for this trip!
Check out this video from another trip to Puerto Rico to view the different activities – work and fun that await!
The cost of the trip will be approximately $1,200. This fee includes housing and all meals. Airfare is not included.
Our St. Patrick – St. Anthony parishioners Sue O’Donnell, Faith VosWinkel, and Jim Moriarty went on the New Orleans St. Francis Builds Mission Trip – listen to what they had to say about their time.