Sam Neufeld

Send Sam To Guyana!

Sam Neufeld's fundraiser for BUILDERS BEYOND BORDERS

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Worksite in Nicaragua from 2011-2012 trip!

This year, I, along with Builders Beyond Borders, am traveling to South America, where we will provide our services to Guyana. Guyana is mainly known as the site of the Jonestown Massacre, during which Jim Jones convinces roughly 900 people to commit mass suicide. To foreigners, this is the most popular event known about Guyana because it is such an unknown and raw territory –less than 20,000 tourists visit the country each year.

The Guyanese people have faced hardship and struggle for many years. Their lack of access to credit loans and, more importantly, business training, has caused 50% of the population to fall into unemployment. As a result, over 43% of the country is under the poverty line and 21% of people live in extreme poverty. Although the Guyanese people have very little, that does not stop them from having high spirits! Reports we have received from the Builders Beyond Borders advisory board—who have traveled to Guyana to explore the projects we will be working on— suggest that the people of Guyana are some of the warmest and most welcoming people they have ever met! They are as excited to have 40 Americans in their village as we are to be there!

While we do embark on an international trip each year to help underprivileged countries, B3 prides itself in donating 3,000 hours of community service here in Weston, Westport, Fairfield, and Norwalk each year. In fact, we have already begun our community service here at home; last weekend, we volunteered at the Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival in Westport, and soon we will be helping with the Clean Water Project at Bunnells Pond at the Beardsley Zoo, as well as providing service to the Bridgeport School’s Community Gardens on the collective B3 Make a Difference Day. In order to fund my charitable trip, I need to raise $2650. My first deadline is November 15th, 2012, at which time I need to have raised $1850. I am extremely thankful for any donation you are able to make to support my trip! Times are tough, and I really appreciate your help!


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BUILDERS BEYOND BORDERS
66 Fort Point St
NORWALK, CT 06855

Phone
2038475220

Web
http://www.buildersbeyondborders.org/

Email
kmeyer@buildersbeyondborders.org

Mission
Building character, responsibility and leadership by engaging high school students in local and global community service.

EIN 010566395

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$1,425 raised of $2,650 goal
$0 $2,650
($175 online, $1,250 offline)
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