Dec 16, 2014

Announcing our 2015 Project in Zimbabwe

Learn about our upcoming service project and join us at the Volunteer in Zimbabwe Information Session on January 14, 2015

Expectant Mothers at Chidamoyo Hospital

Category:Zimbabwe 2015 
Posted by: Ann

Supporters and Friends of the LUC Outreach Foundation -

We are thrilled to announce our next service project in Zimbabwe, Africa.

In December 2015, we will bring our team and resources to Chidamoyo Hospital in northwest Zimbabwe to work side-by-side with local volunteers to build a 4,000 square foot building to house women who are about to give birth and recover postpartum. Chidamoyo Hospital is the only hospital to serve the community within a 75-mile radius.  It cares for families who must walk for days to access medical care. Our building will provide a much-needed space for families to rest, be supported, and be safe while they wait and recover from childbirth.

It is truly incredible what this hospital is able to accomplish with a dedicated staff and minimal resources - they improve the lives of so many.  In a typical month, they serve over 3,000 patients, deliver 150 babies, and conduct over 100 surgical procedures. We are excited to work with the leadership of the hospital to fulfill this long-standing need.  Kathy McCarty and Major Mereki, who have run Chidamoyo for over 30 years, are fiercely dedicated and have the joyful spirit of people who know they were born to serve.

The Lake Union Crew community has been so generous supporting and participating in our five other projects in Peru, Lesotho, Nepal, and Haiti, where we have built school buildings, community centers, computer labs, chicken coops, water retention systems and even a bridge - all of which have given communities resources to thrive. Hundreds of LUCOF volunteers will tell you – while you'll work your tail off over many long days, you’ll leave feeling like you were the one to whom gifts were given.

Please join us as we embark on our 6th international service project. Mark your calendars for our Volunteer in Zimbabwe Information Session at Lake Union Crew on Wednesday, January 14, 2014, 6:30pm.  Bring your curiosity and questions, and we'll bring photos, stories, answers, and light refreshments. Can't go to Zimbabwe? This session is still for you, as it will be a great opportunity for you to learn about our work and meet kindred spirits.

We look forward to seeing you at the information session.

With excitement, gratitude, and best wishes for this holiday season,