This just in from Mark Fisher via Facebook,
“4 years ago I passed the hat around, asking for some help to fund a solar project (via SonLight Power) in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria devastated the island. Almost a hundred of you chipped in and got the ball rolling, but there was a few set backs and just when we were ready to roll….COVID hit.
This past week, we finally made it. We equipped a church in rural Arecibo. This church doubles as the community center for this small town, including a computer room that residents use that can’t afford the luxury that we all take for granted. I ended up going alongside a dozen Sophomores and Juniors from CHCA and a few chaperones.
And these kids….most of them hadn’t ever TOUCHED a tape measure. Now after spending a week with them, they are proficient in handling all sorts of saws and drills and other tools. And some day down the road, when they are using tools once again, they’ll remember this trip. Most of them told me this was the hardest they had ever worked in their lives.
Honestly, being able to share my perspective on what life is all about (and how to properly and safely use a reciprocating saw) and sweat and bleed (literally) along side them was the highlight of the trip. I feel like they are my kids now, and I kinda miss them already. The good news is we are all friends on TikTok now .