At the end of our day, we had the opportunity to see two new houses being revealed to their families. At the last one, Claire was standing inside taking pictures, and when the little boy walked into his new bedroom with his own real bed and new toys, he turned around with tears in his eyes, and grabbed Claire, giving her a huge hug while crying because of his immense amount of joy and gratitude. This made us realize how a simple house can impact someone’s life so tremendously and that by helping in Mexico, we could help to give these deserving people a safe place of their own to live a better life. The three of us agreed that this was our favorite part of the trip, and that is why we want to give more people this same opportunity.
A story from Claire and Louise:
We had the opportunity to go down to Mexico when we were little. We went down for Christmas one year and Julianne who is our mom’s best friend who started the organization wanted us to meet a family. When we met them the mom grabbed us and gave us a huge hug. We were so confused because we were only about 6 years old and we didn’t know this person. Julianne then explained to us that a few days before that the woman's two daughters died in a mud slide because they did not have a strong enough home to protect them. This broke our hearts and really opened up our eyes to how hard their lives are. This is why we want to help these people so that these tragedies do not happen to these wonderful people with such huge hearts that do not deserve this.
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