Toledo Blade Series Highlights I.S. President’s Work in Garbage Dump Communities

Toledo Blade Series Highlights I.S. President’s Work in Garbage Dump Communities

Fr. Don Vettese, S.J., Founder and President of International Samaritan, is pictured with a child who attends I.S.’s nursery in the garbage dump community of Guatemala City. The nursery provides a safe haven for the children of garbage dump workers. Photo by Reporter David Yonke of the Toledo Blade.

Click here to read the second part in the Toledo Blade series on International Samaritan’s service trips and programs.

Toledo Blade Reporter David Yonke recently traveled with a group of student volunteers from St. John’s Jesuit to the garbage dump community of Guatemala City. Yonke documented his travels with International Samaritan in a front-page series of articles.

Homes built by International Samaritan. Photo courtesy Reporter David Yonke of the Toledo Blade.

Erica Maritz Chaj, 13, lives in a cement-block home built by International Samaritan. She is a sixth grade student at I.S.’s Franciso Coll School. Photo courtesy David Yonke of the Toledo Blade.

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