Clean Beaches Honduras

$6,784 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 81 people in 22 months
We are retiring to Trujillo Honduras, an untouched corner of the world. We are truly in the most beautiful part of the world but the paradoxes are evident. Rainforest, Caribbean, wildlife, flora, white sandy Beaches the list goes on.
The majority of the people are hard working but poor. Education is a luxury not a standard. We noticed garbage is a huge issue. There is very little management of waste and there is piles in people's yards, on the side of streets and especially on the beaches. It washes down the mountainside into the Caribbean and washes up all along the shore.
Our project will do several things to solve this problem immediately but more importantly in the future as well.
We are planning on organizing local schools, both primary and high schools, plus sports teams and local community groups to pick up and bag garbage.
Now motivation is one of the issues here. So supplying garbage bags, paying 50 cents for regular garbage and $1.00 for recyclable waste will motivate the youngsters and adults. Getting "Special" shirts that recognize the most successful picker-uppers will create pride and awareness.
An important part of our plan is to educate, so everyone must sit through short videos on how garbage affects health, ecology and economy.
Our goal is to have a weekly garbage collection where everyone gets rewarded and educated.
Please donate whatever you can. We will be asking all the local businesses, expats, community associations and politicians to step up as well.
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Good Sunday Morning Leader, that’s right, as participants in our #cleanbeacheshonduras campaign you are a leader. A Leader in the effort to change how we all think about waste and our future.
I wanted you to know that your donations have made an impact. Cinthia, my contact st UMA, the local Santa Fe environmental agency, reports that they have done three beach, road and river cleanups since school went back in February. Also in class education has been continued.
This has taken place WITHOUT our participation proving that sustainable education and action IS TAKING PLACE NOW!
Here’s some photos she sent me and she is requesting with Mayor Noel’s support that we participate again this year supplying snacks and drinks.
Well are we in? Can we donate a little more to continue our local clean up?
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Much thanks to the Caulfields for your donation! We will use it to get supplies for more beach clean ups this winter in Trujillo!
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We have much change taking place in Honduras, we have a new Mayor, Hector Mendoza, in Trujillo who has asked that a committee be created to deal with the garbage problem.

I’ve been asked to be on it and I accepted.

We will be working to solve the problem by starting with “Why do people dump on the roadside?”

If you can help with constructive solutions, physically, financially and philosophically I welcome your assistance.

I want to thank everyone past, present and future who are donating to help us with supplies.

Thank you!

Brad Campkin
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I was sent this letter from Shelley Gradin who is a top supporter of our Go Fund Me Campaign. She has asked Randy from Life Vision to send this to his lot owners to get more support, Thanks as every bit of support makes our goals more achievable!

"Looking For 100 People Who Care"

There seems to be a lot of these fundraising opportunities and they are raising a lot of money for some great causes!

If you are receiving this you must have some investment in Honduras. This is an appeal to raise money for "Clean Beaches Honduras". You can check out our FB page.

The biggest issues when you talk about ways to improve life and growth in Trijullo, the two items that are always at the forefront are roads and garbage.. From what I have seen over the past 10 years, but more specifically the last two years: the governing body in charge of roads has made some remarkable progress. Now we have an opportunity to step up to the plate, answer the call....
WE have a very active group of interested persons investing time energy and money to address the garbage issues.
If you are a land owner who enjoy vacationing here I know you would enjoy your time spent here if together with Governing Administrations, Honduran locals, School children and school staff we could facilitate and educate this clean up operation.
Likewise, if you have property investment the you are looking to sell, you will improve your property value if we can promote a cleaner Honduras.
If that isn't reason enough I am going to appeal to you humanitarian spirit: Teaching and helping the local people a better way to manage their garbage. Getting rid of garbage dumping grounds along the road ways will make this a healthier place to live: decreasing the rodents and spread of disease , decreasing the spill off of this garbage into out water systems and our beautiful bay. They didn't have this problem until the civilized world introduced them to disposable diapers, styrofoam and the dreaded plastic Coke and Pepsi bottles just to name a few! ( If you have connections with beverage companies perhaps you can solicit their support).
In speaking with different levels of government, we have learned the biggest obstacle to the local municipalities is securing a reliable garbage truck ( for a number of complicated reasons) .
The vision before us is a $50,000.00 fundraising campaign to meet that need.
I am looking for "100 People Who Care" ! My dream is to find 100 people who care about any one the reasons I have shared to each donate $500.00. Done!
Why $500.00? Well, we have an offer on the table from a doner that anyone who matches his $500.00, he will kick in an additional $100.00. Sweet deal! Yes we will accept donations of other amounts and of course from any number of people who answer this call for help.
We do have a 'GoFundMe' page and you can follow us there.

Speaking for myself, I have been coming down for 9+ years, I love the people, the country and I can't imagine being happier anywhere else.
Sincerest Thanks for reading this far,
Yours in Service,
Shelley Gradin
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Donna Gravelle
11 months ago

Maybe everyone should be provided with bags in their vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles or just walking and instead of throwing their garbage on the road or wherever else they are, they should put in in their bag and take it home with them to be dropped off at garbage locations.

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$6,784 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 81 people in 22 months
Created January 13, 2017
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Paul Kolycius
7 months ago

Keep on rockin’ it. Great initiative!

Muriel Berry
7 months ago

Love the fact Education is a component of this initiative. Good luck!

Jackie & Rick Long
7 months ago

Investing in our future.

Roland Goreski
7 months ago

Keep up the great work my friend.

Donna Gravelle
11 months ago

Maybe everyone should be provided with bags in their vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles or just walking and instead of throwing their garbage on the road or wherever else they are, they should put in in their bag and take it home with them to be dropped off at garbage locations.

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