A bit of back tracking to Friday night – we went to the neighborhood watch meeting at Tim and Tina’s house. The meeting was a big success, and we now have a phone tree for our area. The idea is that we all have the list of everyone’s numbers and what general area they live in, and each person will make a separate card with 3 numbers on it. Then should someone need help, they can call 3 numbers and those people in turn will call 3 more if needed – it’s about getting to know our neighbors and becoming a stronger community. Jo in Belize volunteered to go home, type it up and get Tim a disk. We all had the list within 24 hours. Now that’s team work.
We also learned that the neighborhood watch is recognized by the by the Belize Government, which is so important as we are all working together to enjoy a safe San Pedro.
At the meeting, the BDF and Coast Guard came up. The new houses that were built for them are great, but those guys still need a lot of help to make their quality of life better.
Below are pictures of the BDF / Coast guard housing, courtesy of Carole. Currently there are about 10-14 guys staying between the 2 wood Mennonite houses, and they don’t have their own bathroom and have to use the neighbors.
Pretty much any donations would be welcome, whether it’s bedding, towels, toiletries, a barbecue, cookware, fresh baked cookies – you name it. Let’s join together and give support to the guys who are helping to keep us safe. Holy Cross School has just donated a stove, a microwave, 4 toilets, and loaned them some foam pads for temporary beds.