Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Eve at the Garbage Dumps

This is the second year that my daughter Cynthia and I have participated in Joseph's and Elli's project of distributing  food, clothes, water, toys, candy, cookies, sanitary products, dog food, baby products and more to the poorest of the poor who live in and around the garbage dumps in Dolores Hidalgo and San Miguel. All donated.

Hundreds of people line up to fill their bags with things that they need for survival. In the Dolores dump there is no water available, so that is a priority. The plastic tarps we use to spread out the goods are a prize to the few that get them.

Yesterday there were 15 cars, loaded to over flowing that formed a caravan to the 2 dumps. Cynthia and I were handling clothes. Hundreds of socks, coats, sweaters had been donated and were scooped up. There was nothing left when we finished.

I believe the photos speak for themselves.