Connecticut Quest for Peace is a faith-based non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid to the poor of Nicaragua through a variety of educational, healthcare, arts and microfinance initiatives. CTRPCV has been asked to help with the Humanitarian Cargo Aid program. This vital program helps Nicaraguan families overcome generational poverty and it is the backbone of CT Quest’s work in Nicaragua since the donated cargo shipments do triple service. Cargo shipments provide quality goods to the poor, creates funding for community programs, and builds relationships between you and the people of Nicaragua.
Peace Corps Volunteers in Nicaragua are also being helped because a major PC project is teaching English as a second language. We have collected and sent children and teen level reading materials that are being used in English Libraries that not only university and high school students can use, but they are also open to the community at large. A fun fact is that these libraries allow books to be taken home, which is not the way libraries in Nicaragua operate. Much to the surprise of the Nicaraguans who are running the libraries, the books are actually being returned. Who knows, maybe we will start a new trend in how libraries are run in Central America!
CTRPCV has been asked to repack boxes that will be shipped to Nicaragua. We will meet at Bill’s warehouse and work from 9 AM until 4 PM. Bill will have all the packing supplies, but you might want to bring your favorite tape dispenser (gun) like I do. We also will be packing boxes every Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM until 11/21 (except for 11/7). Everyone is welcome to come and lend a helping hand.
I have been working with CT Quest for Peace for years and I have traveled down to Nicaragua to see the various projects and to work with Donna Tabor (RPCV/
For information about CT Quest for Peace go to http://www.nicaragua-quest-for-peace.org/. If you want to bring donations, CT Quest is always looking for SUMMER clothing, school supplies for children, books in Spanish, wheel chairs, kitchen utensils, and bed linens. A list can be found on our website.
We meet at William Evans Painting Co., 394 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Just follow the signs to the Port Jefferson Ferry. At the entrance (black iron gates), take a right and we are the second building on the left.
Northbound on I-95: Take Exit 27. Go straight off exit ramp for three blocks. Turn right onto Broad St. Go 200 yards and go under the railroad bridge. Take immediate left onto Ferry Access Road. Go one block to intersection. Turn right onto Main Street. Travel 100 yards The building is on left. Bill will have a sign in front and one of his trucks. Both have the name “William Evans Painting Co.”.
Southbound on I-95: Take Exit 27. At bottom of ramp take immediate left onto Broad Street. Go 200 yards and go under the railroad bridge. Take immediate left onto Ferry Access Road. Go one block to intersection. Turn right onto Main Street. Travel 100 yards. The building is on left. The name is “William Evans Painting Co.”