Since 2008, an organization in Rochester has been building houses for poor families in Nicaragua. Based on the belief that every family deserves a safe place to live, the 4Walls Project has replaced structures made of cardboard and bits of plastic with sturdy brick homes for more than 50 families in the little town of El Sauce, Nicaragua.
An information night about the project will be held on Sunday at the Barlow Mills Bookstore on West Main Road in Fredonia at 1 p.m. Hosted by Bill and Nancy Stock of Forestville, who have traveled twice to El Sauce to work on housing construction, the program will feature Bonnie Yannie of Rochester, a project co-founder.
As volunteers from the U.S. work shoulder to shoulder with Nicaraguan families hauling materials and mixing mortar, more gets "cemented" than just bricks. Friendships are formed that last a lifetime.
A little girl is pictured with Bill Stock laying bricks in Nicaragua.
A group of area residents is forming now to travel to El Sauce in early January. People of all skill levels and ages are welcome. If you are interested or would like to learn more, attend the presentation Sunday. For additional information call Bill @680-0664 or Nancy @640-5387 or visit www.4wallsproject.org