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Gemma Macpherson

A Message From Gemma Macpherson

After going through panic attack disorder and realizing how strong we are as human beings when we have the right support, it made me want to help and support others who need it in dire situations. I may not have a lot of money to give but what I do have is a strong body and am physically able and willing to get my hands dirty (literally) for others in need. I can't live in my perfect, sheltered little world knowing there is so much suffering out there. Imagine for a second next time you have a drink of water that there are families, children, and babies, who don't even have that.

Z (OLD) Volunteer Service Trip | Dominican Republic

About This Campaign

When you sign up as a volunteer in the Dominican Republic, you will get to make ceramic filters first-hand in the filter factory. We will teach you what materials go into the filter, show you how to mold them, fire them in the kiln, and then test them for purification. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to get to know families that do not have access to clean water and personally distribute filters to their home. We also follow-up with past filter beneficiaries to hear how these filters have changed their lives. When giving the gift of clean water, life is instantly simplified and prioritized. It's an incredible experience.

Trip Cost and Fees:

$800 per person
Airfare: Purchased on your own
Visa Requirements: $10 Tourist Card in cash upon arrival
Dates for Group and Individual Travelers:

May 10 - 17, 2016 - Indiana University
June 22 - 30, 2016 - Crestwood Christian Church + individuals
July 9-16, 2016 - Chicago Chapter + individuals
July 23 - 30, 2016 - Sayre School
September 3-10, 2016
October 29 - Nov. 5, 2016
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