Central America Mission Projects, better known as C.A.M.P., and Habitat for Humanity have partnered to build a concrete house for a Costa Rican family. The organization begins the mission Monday in Heredia.
The mission project has set up three different groups to come into Costa Rica to complete the work. Each volunteer is assigned to a group based on the current stage of the project. For example, painters are not coming until the final group, since painting won’t be necessary until the house is constructed.
Dan Whitlock, president of Central America Mission Projects, said the organization has the shifts set up so the house can be built in three weeks time. The Christian-based organization has mobilized 45 volunteers of many ages for this trip. The organization has brought more than 1,000 volunteers to Central America since its founding in 2005.
Volunteers have worked in El Salvador and Nicaragua, as well as Costa Rica. They have built medical clinics, dental clinics and homes and camps for marginalized communities. Whitlock called Costa Rica his organization’s home base.
All volunteers pay their own way or raise funds to make the trip possible.