On September 24th, the day of Mercedes, a special celebration day in the Dominican Republic, was the moment that Olympus Tours Foundation, a Mexican civil nonprofit association, performed its first services outside the Mexican territory.
Led by partners Olympus Tours and GOGO Vacations, one of the tour operators most renowned in the United States and part of the international group Flight Centre, visited the suburban community known as “Haiti Chiquito,” located in the vicinity of Bavaro Punta Cana, which was recently the victim of a fire that consumed 32 homes, affecting 64 families who most unfortunately lost everything.
A month after the fateful event, many of the inhabitants of “Haiti Chiquito” still have nowhere to live, so GOGO Vacations Team Leaders donated building materials (cement, bricks, blocks etc.) to contribute to the reconstruction of homes affected and the gradual normalization of life of survivors, whom still despite their current living conditions, keep hope, joy and zest for life.
Besides delivering donations, Martin, Brian, Blessed, Kimberly, Mary, Regina, Rachel and Timothy, GOGO Team Leaders, along with Olympus Foundation volunteers visited together, shared food and played with the children.
The last activity of the day was the delivery of school supplies to the students of the Juanillo school, an educational institution that has worked as a promoter to assist the enrichment of life for many people in the community; study and shared classes, children and adults who for some reason have not completed their studies. The children received school supplies and shared with visitors their dreams and plans for “when they grow up.”
With this activity, Olympus Tours, through its Foundation, GOGO Worldwide Vacations, both reaffirmed the commitment of their respective companies to improve the quality of life in the communities where they operate.