As some of you may remember, this time last year I was writing to you about my amazing opportunity with the organization B3, and my trip to Nicaragua. The trip to Nicaragua was unforgettable and it changed my life forever. The impact we made on that small town and the memories of our hard work is something that cannot be put into words. This year I have the opportunity to do it again, but in Guyana, South America.

This year my team (PAC) is venturing to a small village called Moshabo in Northern Guyana. This town is made up of two small islands in the middle of a river. One of the only ways to get from island to island is an old wooden footbridge. After years of wear and tear this footbridge is no longer safe for these people, and without a bridge they are cut off from the school, the church and most importantly the only hospital in the area.

Our mission is to rebuild that bridge! It is going to be a brand new 226-foot bridge that we will build with the help of the community in just under a week. It will be tough work but along the way we will get to experience the culture and customs of this Amerindian community. We will visit the towns surrounding the area, meet the school children, visit the hospital and learn traditional dances.

I am extremely exited for this trip, it’s not everyday that you get to build a bridge in a beautiful location such as Guyana. For this trip I need to raise 2500 dollars by February. It seems like a lot but it will pay for travel, food and necessary building supplies. I am trying to raise this money by selling Christmas Decorations, citrus fruit, cashews, and donations. If you would be interested in donating or ordering decorations and fruit I would be extremely grateful, any contribution is helpful. If you would like to donate you can make a check out to ‘Builders Beyond Boarders’ and if you would like to order anything please email me at amelia.heisler@gmail.com for your order and more information.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. This trip means so much to me and I cannot wait to go. I will be sure to keep in touch about how our project is coming along, and I’ll be sure to tell you all the details of the trip when I come home in February.

-Amelia

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