Parkville Presbyterian Church (PPC) Youth Group has set out to raise $3,000 to change lives for people on the other side of the planet.
The PPC Youth Group will be taking a virtual trip with The Fuller Center for Housing’s Global Builders program, where they will be experiencing a new place and culture as they help build homes with families in need. The Fuller Center is really just people helping other people — it’s a grassroots network of organizations that offers people a hand-up, not a hand-out. We do it together with families and the local community, not for them.
You may recall that on April 25, 2015, Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake, with large-scale aftershocks reverberating for weeks. Members of our youth group were particularly struck by this tragedy and its aftermath when it occurred, and since that time, we’ve had conversations about how natural disasters around the world fade from the news and from our attention—even while the needs remain—and we’ve talked about how we might be able to help.
And here’s what we figured out: the Fuller Center’s global network is doing some amazing work in Nepal. They built houses in a village that was thirty miles from the epicenter of the earthquake, and even when other buildings in that village crumbled, the Fuller Center houses stood strong. As Nepal continues to rebuild, this worthy organization has set an ambitious goal of not only building 200 new houses, but also teaching others their construction methods and spreading the wealth. And we can participate in this good work by raising funds for their effort.
Please consider supporting the PPC youth in their goal of supporting the Fuller Center for Housing to carry out its mission in Nepal! Making a donation is easy and safe- simply visit the link below and click the “Donate Now” button in the upper right to donate.
To get a closer look at the work FCH is doing in Nepal, view the slideshow below.