Proyecto Rescate provides relief in the form of humanitarian aid, along with comfort and encouragement to marginalized communities in its Consider the Needy program.
To provide a snapshot of the vast need and subsequent gratitude there is for this program, here is a personal account from one of the beneficiaries, an elderly great-grandmother:
“Today was a different day in our small village. I have been around for so long; sometimes I lose my sense of time. Yet today was the first time that I experienced something like this.
I have many friends in this village, my home. We are poor but we lare thankful for what we have. Yet sometimes, when times are very difficult and the children are hungry, it is hard to find hope. There is a lot of scrounging to make ends meet and the saddest of all, we have to see the children go without. – But it is not God’s fault. We know that because He sent us help today.
You drove up with your trailer. Amazed, I listened as you explained to me that God loved us and had sent us some of our needs. Then, you opened the trailer. My eyes were wide and full of tears as I saw it was packed full of desperately needed clothing, fresh vegetables and fruits, delicious- looking pasta, bags of beans, rice, oil, and corn flour, and –incredibly – there were even three boxes of toys for the children! I gathered the mothers together, about 20 in all, and we rather dazedly began to sort through the clothing and receive the distributed food.
After everyone had gotten what they needed I turned to thank you but you redirected it to God and His goodness. And I knew then that though we may sometimes feel forgotten, God never fails us!” --Sra. Angela de San Juan de Pacheco