Middle Church staff and members visited Miraflores, Orocovis in Puerto Rico this July. Rev. Jacqui and Damaris Whittaker of Fort Washington Collegiate, as well as Elder Edna Benitez, visited with Proyecto Matria, one of the partners in Puerto Rico. Elder Edna provided a number of updates:

  • Four houses were renovated in Miraflores and Humacao, owned by elderly women that did not qualify for FEMA aid.
  • Middle Church is working with a few other partners in the Miraflores region: The Lower East Side Girl's Club (LESGC) and the The Dalton School.
  • The LESGC will be working to rains funds for the Middle PR Task Force, and possibilities of a youth mission trip are in discussion. The Dalton School is working to establish peer-to-peer relationships and supply the local school with computers.
  • Middle Church is making connections to begin a program aimed at supporting children with disabilities, particularly the deaf/mute community.