Local volunteers gather 50,000 pounds of donations for Nicaragua
“A Partnership like this can never die. We may pass away, but the desires of President Kennedy, of having a program that would go from the hearts of the people of Wisconsin to the people of Latin America and back will never die.” – Dr. Jose Antonio Canton
City Times Staff
STEVENS POINT — Approximately 50,000 lbs. of donations destined for Nicaragua were be loaded into three
containers by a host of area volunteers on Monday.
The containers will make the trip from Stevens Point to Managua, Nicaragua for distribution throughout. Year-round, local volunteers are on the look-out for resources which could benefit those in need in Nicaragua, especially given the recent turmoil and civil unrest this year.
Shipments include educational supplies, sewing machines and supplies, furniture, sports equipment, and firefighting gear.
“The objective is to improve quality of life, vocational options, income, self-sufficiency and empowerment for
people living throughout Nicaragua.”
This also includes bicycles from UWSP’s recent SPIN program, which closed down this year.