“Many of these people scrounge around the city dump in search of recyclables that can be turned into cash to buy food, while others pedal their wares to the tourists on the public beaches”. “These people need our help and it is simply wrong of us to bask in their sun without giving something back”, says Derksen.
The clinic structure has been funded by La Vina Ministries, which has built several other churches and community centers in various areas of Mexico. The equipment needed to set up the clinics will be funded by Canadian and American individual donations, and the clinics will be manned by local volunteer dentists and doctors. “We need to raise $30,000 to purchase the equipment and fundraising efforts, since December, have brought in $7,500.” “We still need donations and every one, large or small, is very much appreciated. All donations are tax deductible and donors will be provided with appropriate charitable donation receipts.”
“The interior of the building and both clinic rooms are now completely finished and simply waiting for the medical and dental equipment. The order has been placed and the equipment should arrive and get installed within the next 90 days. It is our hope and prayer that both clinics will be up and running, providing these very necessary basic services, by the middle of April.”
Here is how you can help: Go the “about” tab on our Facebook page and click on the link provided on the “how can I donate” tab. Credit card donations are safe and secure. Tax deductible charitable donation receipts will be mailed to you from “Canada Helps Org.” within two weeks.