Building Homes & Changing Lives

Bridges to Community housing program addresses the dire need for safe and secure housing in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.  They have built and repaired thousands of homes in those regions with the help of volunteers on week-long service trips. With sturdy cinderblock walls and a roof attached to the foundation, instead of a wobbling structure cobbled together from scrap lumber and plastic sheeting, the homes we build remain standing after a hurricane. With tile floors instead of damp dirt beneath their feet, children and parents don’t get sick as often. With doors and windows that lock, family members are finally able to go to work and school without worrying about their belongings.

Most importantly the title to the land is secured for the community and the deed is placed in the head woman of the household's name. This is all in an effort to sustain security for those families in a country where woman and the impoverished have little-to-no opportunities of ownership let alone basic rights.

Beneficiary Family Testimonial: Maria
“For years I had dreamed of getting just the simplest of materials to improve our house for my children but I couldn’t afford them. Now that Bridges volunteers have given me a real home I think I’ll get custody of my two children again. I can’t wait to have them living under my roof. It will be the happiest thing for me to have them home again. Thank you Bridges for making it possible.”

With your support and contribution I will be able to join the 10 - 15 incredible volunteers & colleagues on a trip to Nicaragua to assist with the efforts as well as contribute funds for materials and local resources. My goal is to raise $5000 for the service trip to Nicaragua by May 1st, 2018 for departure June 2nd. Please give what you can and spread the word.  A third of the funds will be used for logistics and travel; the remaining funds will all go to the organization and the community directly for resources and materials. If you're interested in partaking in service trip please visit:
  • Anonymous 
    • 2,130 $ 
    • 43 mos
  • Susan Reid 
    • 100 $ 
    • 43 mos
  • Michael Buchenberger 
    • 100 $ 
    • 43 mos
  • Jackie Lau 
    • 50 $ 
    • 43 mos
  • Peg Sullivan 
    • 100 $ 
    • 44 mos
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Christina Torres 
Brooklyn, NY
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