Many Hands Make Light Work
Samaritan's Purse partnered with Calgary and Edmonton Police Services to bring hope to children in Costa Rica.
Lisa Gareau, Marketing & Partnerships Manager with Samaritan's Purse, shares about her recent trip to visit projects in Costa Rica with Calgary and Edmonton Police Services.
As the saying goes, many hands make light work. And – as we moved to complete a community playground in Alajuelita – a highly impoverished area outside of San Jose Costa Rica – we knew it was worth the long days and dirty hands. Both those that live in this community and it’s community leaders claimed ownership as they dug holes, placed poles, and cleaned each piece preparing for the arrival of the children over the weekend. With their strong faith and vision – this new community space is in good hands. Light work indeed.
Click here to see the photo blog and see more pictures of how the playground was built.
While in Costa Rica, Calgary and Edmonton Police Service officers distributed 550 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
The team also visited a recovery centre, where they met with participants and heard their inspiring stories about making a fresh start.
Click here to read the background story of how a playground from Calgary, Alberta, made it's way to Costa Rica to bless children.