Thank you again to Arianne for her visit and service to the Clinica this past summer. She did a great job of shooting video footage for the TCHF of Oregon Benefit Fund-An-Item video and even took the initiative to make a couple of very cute and touching videos of the many children that she met and interacted with during her visit. Thank you from the TCHF of Oregon:
Click the "read more" link to see both videos!
A typical day at Clinica Santa Teresita
Thank you to Antonio in Creel for sending some pictures of the recent Fiesta. These pictures show just how colorful the Tarahumara festivals are. The event is filled with great food, music, dancing and other activities lasting the entire day. We will be posting the official article from Creel as soon as we get it (TCHF of Orwegon).
This short video was produced for the TCHF Oregon 16th annual fundraiser and had it's premier on Oct. 4th 2014. Enjoy!
Thank you to everyone who attended our 16th Annual Benefit this past Saturday. Once again hosted by the Riverside Golf & Country Club, the location and site preparation could not have been better. It seems in recent years we have had nearly perfect weather and this past Saturday was no exception. A warm and clear autumn day of 80 degrees welcomed our many friends and supporters to this beautiful location. Thank you to new manager Paul Blaze and his entire staff for setting up and servicing a terrific evening of delicous appetizers and cocktails followed by an outstanding dinner meal
As a quick follow up to the recent posting about the playground nearing completion, we have just received some more pictures of the 99% complete structure:
Once again, we are overjoyed to welcome the delivery of the 200th quilt from Deloris Piller and Pat Swanson
of St. Philip Benizi Parish in Redland, OR. Deloris and Pat have been working on this labor of love for the past
Imagine lives so impoverished that most of the community's children die before reaching the age of five. The children are part of a tribe of 60,000 Tarahumara Indians, who live in caves and primitive huts, with unsafe drinking water, parasites, and devastating malnutrition. Picture all this in an area of unsurpassed scenic beauty, with mountains and canyons and a rich cultural heritage - just hours from El Paso, Texas. This is the situation that Father Verplancken found when he came to Creel, Mexico in the early 1960's.