They raised more than $2,000 last fall to help Operation Rescue volunteers build a house in El Salvador.
Now young health science and carpentry students at the Lorain County JVS have gotten a one-year report on the results of their labors.
Marsha Norberg and David Gantz, two of the individuals who led Operation Rescue, shared with students and staff, that the Rivas family was selected to receive the house because their current home had an insect infestation that made living there too dangerous.
The Rivas family consists of three adults: Gilberto, his wife, and their adult son Henry. Norberg share a quote from the head of the household: “These people who live so far away and don’t even know me have provided my family a safe place to live. God has blessed us with these new friends and new home,” Gilberto said.
Health sciences instructor Holly Sofia said her objective was for students to understand the importance of global humanitarianism.
“This project gave the students an awareness of the struggles many people in the world have to endure. They realized that many people don’t have access to basic necessities.”
The final cost to build the house was $2,047.25 and construction was completed in August.
Every house built by Operation Rescue has a special plaque displayed showcasing who made the donation. These plaques are created in the JVS career readiness ninth and 10th grade labs.
A plaque stating that the Rivas family house was donated by the Lorain County JVS is displayed on the exterior of the house.
Courtesy photo Health sciences and carpentry students at the Lorain County JVS get an update on the house they helped build from Operation Rescue team members.
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