PHOTO BLOG: Building Hope In Costa Rica

March 12, 2015

Samaritan's Purse is partnering with Calgary and Edmonton Police Services to bring hope to children in Costa Rica.

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The police officers are installing the playground in a Costa Rican neighborhood where youth are at risk for gang involvement. All of the officers are volunteering their time for the trip.

 

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The playground was donated to Samaritan’s Purse by Kids Around the World. Samaritan's Purse shipped the playground to Costa Rica late last month.The playground will be fully installed on March 13.

 

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Read about how police officers from Calgary and Edmonton made a difference in the lives of hundreds of children in Costa Rica by participating in an Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution.

 

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Calgary and Edmonton police officers work alongside Costa Rican police officers.

 

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The team works together to get the base for the playground in the right location.

 

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Boys, just like this one, will be able to enjoy a safe play environment.

 

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"Our children are not our future. Our children are our present. We must provide safe places for them to play and grow" - The First Lady of Costa Rica

 

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A Canadian police officer interacts with Costa Rican children.

 

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This beautiful little girl was getting familiar with the playground equipment on our installation day one. In just two days she'll be able to enjoy the fun anytime!

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