Seaside is a shanty town built close to the see and it less than two feet above sea level. It is built on land the government deems unacceptable. The ground is quite wet, surrounded by swamps, and the area is highly prone to flooding by hurricane tidal surges. They receive the full effect of the hurricane winds.
Most of the children in the area only have a single parent. The fathers are generally not involved and do little to support their children. Few of the houses have electricity. Sanitation is also a problem. Many have running water (when it is working) in their yards. Very few have it in their homes. We know of no indoor toilets in the community.
The children there have been a focus of our mission since its inception. We have made it possible for many to go to school and even college by purchasing clothing, paying school fees, paying for school tests, buying school supplies and USB thumb drives, and helping make computers and printers available to them.
There are a few elderly in the community also who have benefited from house repairs and food distribution.
(Read more about Seaside in the Seaside category of the blog)