CORAZON Project with John Perry of Yorba Linda Rotary
Corazon’s mission is “Building community by strengthening families, enabling service, promoting self-sufficiency, and inspiring mutually beneficial relationship across borders.”
Corazon is a local non-profit organization that provides a variety of services to the people of Northern Baja. While they are best known for coordinating the building of houses in one day, they also provide many other services such as scholarships, job training, and soccer clinics. Corazon works with US service clubs, churches and schools. The materials for each house cost $7,800, which includes a high school scholarship, and it takes 30 to 50 volunteers. The service club raises the money and finds the volunteers.
Corazon works with volunteers in Tijuana and Tecate, another border town approximately 25 miles east of Tijuana. Local residents have to volunteer hundreds of hours in their community to qualify to get on the list for a house. Corazon coordinates obtaining the land and materials and determining who gets a home.
Corazon also provides 2-3 “lead builders” who are experienced volunteers and leaders of the construction project. More information about Corazon can be found on their website – Corazon.org.
Come with us for an exciting, but tiring, day in Mexico! Don’t forget your passport!