“SERVE” Mission To Nicaragua Week 2 – Florida Chapter

June 11th, 2017

Date(s) - June 11, 2017 - June 18, 2017


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“SERVE” Mission To Nicaragua Week 2 – Florida Chapter

June 11-18

Trip Description

This trip is open to volunteers from the state of Florida and those connected to Team Leaders Corey & Tiffany Sawchuk. (If you live outside of Florida, please contact tanya@corneroflove.org for clearance to join this group.)

Corner of Love is excited to invite you to serve on our second week of summer mission with the COL Florida Chapter. This team will work in mobile medical clinics, distribute clothing, fit patients for eyeglasses, pray with Nicaraguans, and help as many as 3,000 people during the one week trip. Volunteers will help work at numerous stations, like pharmacy, height & weight, and Rx explanation, while helping Corner of Love support small churches in rural communities surrounding San Ramon (Matagalpa). Two days of clinic will also be carried out at our own facility, Plaza de Bondad on La Lima River (one kilometer from our Quinta where teams sleep). As always, we do NOT only need healthcare professionals, we also need general volunteers who will help count pills and vitamins, organize the clinics, sort shoes and donations, and run the activities. We have many jobs like making goodie bags, sorting toys, and recording stats that do not require healthcare knowledge.

Trip Activities:

  • Medical Services: YES
  • Eye Care: YES
  • Dental Care: POSSIBLE
  • Prayer Station: YES
  • Open to Families With Minors: YES
  • Clothing Distribution: YES

Suggested Itinerary:

ARRIVAL DAY: June 11 – any flight arriving in Managua on this date

DEPARTURE DAY: June 18 – any flight departing on this date

On these dates a COL staff person or representative will meet you at the airport. COL staff may be inside the secure area of the airport (wearing a Corner of Love t-shirt so you can identify them) or waiting outside the glass doors where you will come out. They will be able to find you because you will be wearing a COL t-shirt like theirs. (This is a requirement and we will provide you with the t-shirt before you travel.)

Please note that because our team members often arrive throughout the day, our staff may instruct you to wait at a nearby restaurant or hotel while we welcome additional participants who arrive after you. Kindly be prepared to spend the afternoon or evening standing-by while we welcome those whose flights come in after yours. If this is asked of you, our staff will take you to the waiting place (or put you on a shuttle that will take you there) and you will have access to wi-fi, food, etc. You may want to bring a bit of extra funds to buy lunch or dinner there. Usually all flights are in by 9:30PM, at which time we pick up team members who are waiting, load the last travelers, and then depart for San Ramon. (Departure time may be earlier or later, depending on the travel schedules of team-members, but the usual meeting time is 9:30PM at Camino Real Hotel.)

Alternative Itinerary:

If you arrive a day or more early we recommend staying at Camino Real (better hotel for resting) or Hilton Princess (better hotel for sightseeing) and prefer that we make the reservation for you. Please contact tanya@corneroflove.org to arrange your accommodations and make note of these plans on your trip application. You will be able to pay the hotel directly by cash or credit card.

If you depart after the scheduled “end date” you will be responsible for your own transportation and accommodations post-mission. If you need assistance with this please contact us.

On alternate dates a COL staff person or representative may or may not meet you at the airport. For this reason, less critical mission cargo is usually assigned to early travelers. (I.E. You will likely not carry meds or other prescription items that require our assistance to clear customs.) Approximately 3 to 7 days before you travel, we will email instructions on how to board the hotel’s shuttle and how we will connect with you. Note that people arrive on alternate dates very frequently and this is a wonderful option that gives you the chance to get some rest before starting the mission – there is nothing to be scared about if you plan on arriving early!

Our team will depart to San Ramon on the Suggested Itinerary ARRIVAL DAY, usually at 9:30PM. Make sure to communicate with us about arriving early or staying past the end date.

Team Leaders

Tiffany & Corey Sawchuk: sawchuks@corneroflove.org

Team Size

We expect 10-30 team members. Please spread the word! We have room for 50+ people!

Participants

This trip is open to volunteers from the state of Florida and those connected to Trip Leaders Tiffany & Corey Sawchuk. (If you live outside of Florida, please contact nelson@corneroflove.org for clearance to join this group.

Quinta Hosts:

Nelson & Tanya Amador

Registration Steps:

  1. Please send your trip application and deposit before May 1. After that, you may still sign up and join the team, but we will ask that the cargo assigned to you be less-critical items (such as toys and clothes, instead of meds)
  2. Acquire your plane ticket
  3. Request a copy of the Team Handbook, sign the Disclosure Set, return completed disclosures to cara@corneroflove.org
  4. Pay for your trip cost. ($750 for Christ Community Church. $1250 for others. This amount payable in the U.S., $100 payable in Nicaragua.) Most individuals make an initial deposit of $375. All team members may seek tax-deductible donations towards their $1250 individual cost
  5. Read all info under “GO TO NICARAGUA” section at corneroflove.org
  6. Speak with Corey & Tiffany Sawchuk regarding team meetings that will likely be held in the Ormond Beach area
  7. Help collect funds, over-the-counter meds, vitamins, clothing, and shoes, and pack the items collected in 50lb cargo luggage. Each participant is asked to bring two suitcases or bins weighing 50lbs each. (Most airlines charge $40 for the 2nd piece of cargo. Please be prepared to pay this when checking-in at airport)

Cost:

  • $750 for Christ Community Church, $1250 for others payable in the U.S (If you are a member of a church that supports Corner of Love, your individual cost is $750. Please list — 1. the name of your church 2. the details of their support to Corner of Love 3. Pastor’s name —on your trip application )
  • $100 payable in Nicaragua
  • $90 – $120 recommended spending money for entry visa, two dinners out, souvenirs

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Want To Help Raise Money For Corner of Love Projects?

If you would like to help fundraise for Corner of Love projects, such as the new water system that will serve our clinic and school at La Lima, or our U-12 Sports Complex with baseball and soccer fields, please use Corner of Love’s tax ID number 36-4612230 when soliciting tax-deductible contributions. Donations can be sent to:

Corner of Love
22142 SE 237th St. #100
Maple Valley, WA 98038

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