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El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America, and many of the country's people live in extreme poverty in poorly constructed homes. When Hurricane Ida hit this already troubled country, over 16,000 homes were destroyed. Thousands of people with no place to call home was not something we could ignore.
2010 and 2012 were our first experiences...
Our home building skills meant we could make a dramatic impact, and we definitely put our skills to work. In December of 2010, Stepper Custom Homes provided the funding for 40 employees and spouses to go to El Salvador. The mission? To build 16 homes in 20 days!
When we left El Salvador we knew we had changed lives forever, including our own. But there were so many more people who still needed help. We didn't forget them, so we returned for another experience in January 2012. Our goal was to build another 18 homes, as well as supply food and other necessities, and we accomplished it! Our groups kept in touch by updating our blog on a regular basis. We've also made a video of our experience and what it means to us!
After two successful trips, we've embarked on a third...
On September 10, 2012 we had our 3rd Annual Stepper Foundation Golf Classic at Country Hills Golf Course. We experienced all four seasons in an afternoon, but we had a wonderful day! We had a full tournament, with all sponsors helping us fundraise for our most recent 2013 trip! Through the tournament and other fundraising, we raised enough money to buy the materials for another 20 homes! Thank you to all of our 2012 Home, Hole, and other sponsors for all of their support!
We have recently returned from this exciting 3rd trip to El Salvador with even more stories to tell. We completed another 20 homes in 14 days, which brings our total homes built in El Salvador to over 100! If you want to know more about our recent journey, visit our Facebook page to see the stories and photos! We look forward to our next visit with the wonderful, welcoming people of El Salvador!