This may be one of the most profound experiences you have ever had! This will be our 9th visit to the Mission of San Pedro in El Cercado in the mountains of the Dominican Republic. During this trip you will live and work alongside the mission workers helping to do the day to day projects which will include: bringing food and clothing to the poor, reforesting and planting, delivering school supplies to kids in need, resupplying mission resources, helping to beautify buildings via painting, cleaning and more. You will also get an idea of the many other projects that they are involved with.
There are 75 villages in the mountains that the mission caters to. Many of them were devastated when the dictators allowed American Companies to come in and cut down all the trees on the hillsides without reforesting them thus allowing all the farm-able soil to wash into the valley. The missions goals are to help reforest the land, provide agricultural education, build aqueducts for fresh water, latrines for sanitation, build schools for education and help with finding medical care and assistance for the sick.
The mission is run by the Archdiocese of Rockville Center and there is an opportunity for a very spiritual aspect if you wish to use your free time that way.
The trip includes:
-Round-trip airfare from NYC to Santo Domingo
-Transportation from Airport to El Cercado and back
-All meals at Mission
-Private room/with shared bath and showers
-Accommodations at beach-side guesthouse at end of trip
Any leftover funds will be donated to the mission
Monday: Leave NYC early (6am), arrive DR. Shop for mission supplies then drive to mission ( 4hours)
Tuesday: Visit local market, work on project
Wednesday: Work on various mission projects
Thursday: Work on Mission projects
Friday: Return to Santo Domingo, tour Colonial Zone, have dinner, travel to beach guesthouse
Saturday: Relax at beach club, explore at leisure.
Sunday: Return to NYC by 5pm
-Shots are not required but you may get if you wish. All food is specially prepared for our group.
-Temperature is in the 80's during the day 60's at night
-Must be in fairly good physical condition as there is a lot of walking
-Space is limited to 8 people.
If you have any questions, please call[masked]
Price: $950 Please do not use credit card when registering to save on the fees. Checks should be made payable to Dave Cervini and sent to Holy Trinity Church, 213 west 82nd, NYNY 10024
For info contact: Cervini, Dave - [masked]