Whatcom County residents help Costa Rican families dream of having a home come true. A group of 15 that was made up of 13 Whatcom county Residents (Ed & Aileen Brandsma, Lee & Laura Phipps, Rachel Phipps, Terry & Alexandra Mattson, Ben Kinney, Ray & Gert Tjoelker, Stephanie Hendricks, and Marlin & Linda Hendricks) one Camano Island Resident Carol Gillespie, and one British resident Ray Fowell. The group travelled to Grecia, Costa Rica to work with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a local family.
Two weeks of donated time and thousands of dollars were donated by the group. Money was raised to pay for the construction of a 5-600 sqft brick home. Another part of the group conducted a bible vacation school for young and needy children, they delivered enough food to feed a family for a month to many of the poorest families, and brought donated clothing for local residents of San Ramon.
The group was led by a whatcom county couple, Terry and Alexandra Mattson. Their hard work and months of planning made this annual trip a success. Livebellingham.com would like to thank all of the workers and families that gave up their vacation time and money, and that worked so hard this year in Costa Rica. Please enjoy the slide show from their trip.
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