I am sort of living a bit of a bachelor’s paradise at the moment. I am living for free in this huge beach house, it belongs to the family of a guy I went to college with and he is letting me stay here for the moment. In fact this is the sort of place that you would rent out with a whole family, including the aunts and uncles and a half dozen cousins. It is not like usual Texas energy options are not available, but the place sits all alone on a piece of headland just South of the Corpus Cristi bay and the guy who built it put in a small wind turbine and some solar electric panels. Those seem to be like insurance against power outages from big storms. The place is built like a fortress as well, although this is because the guy who designed it was thinking about hurricanes.
Obviously you are in the Tropical part of Texas and it is not like you can put a house up here and not think about that sort of thing. Continue reading Just Got Down to Corpus Cristi
In today’s world, there are many people that need help. Serving others is a wonderful way to take the focus of of ourselves in order to help those that are less fortunate. There are many impoverished individuals and families in the Dominican Republic that need our help. They need housing, clean water, food, and medical assistance, and by helping these people through the Catholic Church, you can take pride in the fact that you are doing your part to give these people the life that they deserve.
In today’s troubled times, many of us can easily become focused on our own problems. Let’s face it, the economy is bad, people in the US as well as various other countries are out of work and unsure where to turn. This is the time when helping others that are struggling much more than ourselves can prove to be a very beneficial and healing act. Continue reading Helping Citizens in Need in the Dominican Republic
All around the world, billions of people still suffer in poverty, despite all of the amazing technological advances of the 21st century. In many countries, people still do not have reliable access to such necessities as food, shelter, fresh water or health care. It is in places such as these that private charities form an important part of the social welfare system, often providing services that the government cannot or will not provide. For example, in the Dominican Republic, many people are still struggling to provide themselves with the basics of survival. The Dominican Republic is not a particularly wealthy country, and its government is not able to meet the needs of its citizens. Therefore, a Catholic organization has stepped in to help out.
This organization does a great deal to help provide the people of the Dominican Republic with vital assistance, such as distributing food, ensuring a supply of clean drinking water and providing basic health care. In many cases, a relatively small investment of effort can yield great results. Many children in the Dominican Republic are able to look forward to a brighter future because of the assistance of this organization. Instead of being doomed to a life of poverty, they can hope to improve their lot in the future.
Education is another vital service that this organization can provide. Giving a child a good education is one of the most rewarding efforts a charity can make. Once young people have the skills and the confidence they need to succeed, their chances of escaping the trap of poverty improve dramatically. This not only gives them a brighter future individually, but helps the whole nation become more prosperous. By investing in the youngest people in the Dominican Republic, the nation can begin to lift itself out of the cycle of poverty.