El Hogar de los Ancianos y Ninos Ecilda Paullier
expresses thanks for donations from U.S.
The orphage recognizes Operation Mobilization
and the U.S. Embassy for assistance in collection and clearance
of household goods and medical supplies into Uruguay.
June 8, 2004
El Hogar de los Ancianos y Ninos Ecilda Paullier hosted
a ceremony Thursday (June 1) to thank Operation Mobilization
and the US Embassy in Montevideo for their assistance in
providing a container of household goods, medical supplies,
quilts and bicycles to El Hogar. Westgate Chappell in Seattle,
Washington, collected and donated the goods. The Embassy
assisted with the customs clearance process and provided
tax-free entry of the products into Uruguay.
El Hogar was founded in 1966 and provides
a home for 13 children and five senior citizens in neighboring
facilities. El Hogar operates without government support
and gives the children in its care a home for as long as
they need, beyond age 18, if necessary. The senior citizens
at the Hogar were homeless and now act as grandparents for
the children. All were pleased with the beautiful handmade
quilts donated; they're needed especially as winter approaches.
Community Liaison Office
Coordinator Sarina Penn (second from right) with the
Duecks and children residing in Hogar de los Ancianos
y Ninos Ecilda Paullier.
Media interviews Ernie
Dueck, a spokesman for the Hogar and Sigfried Klassen
of Operation Mobilization.