Community Support Fund 2009-2010
We thank God for enabling San Patricio-by-the-Sea to complete the following projects April 2009 - April 2010:
Villa Pinal Primary School:
The Community Support Fund task force, with church board approval, agreed to take on the 4 priorities that the 3 teachers at the school determined to be of high priority:
1. A consistent water supply. A new water pump was installed by the principal and a teacher
2. Ceiling fans for one of the classrooms. A new ceiling fan was installed
3. Paint for the existing classrooms. Paint was purchased and the actual painting was done by volunteers from the community
4. Improvements to the open, tin-roof, cardboard walled "classroom".
The task force and church board deemed the classroom unsuitable for repair and recommended replacing it with a new classroom.
Preparations, plans and permits made with the approval of educational authorities led to the building of a concrete, post and beam classroom, with a reinforced roof which will allow for a second story classroom at a future date.
Thank-you God for the contractor who built well and on budget in a timely fashion!
The official opening of the classroom was held March 25, 2010 with a program of flag presentation, singing, speeches of thanks and encouragement, ribbon cutting and refreshments.
Thanks to donations, all 4 projects have been paid in full!
Volunteers put together 155 gift bags from donated items. With the help of Nora from Villa Pinal and volunteers, a fiesta was held on the street beside the school. After pinata fun and balloon animals, around 200 children received gifts sorted into 3 categories: Pre-school (stuffed toys), girls ages 7-12 and boys ages 7-12.Additional gifts were distributed through draws. Thanks for all the help and donations of school supplies, personal care items,and toys.
May we be Christ's hands and feet.