Sunday, September 25, 2011

Haina Beach

Haina Beach was our targeted area for clean up during the annual Church Helping Hands beach clean up campaign. Haina Beach is very close to Santo Domingo. It is not a beach frequented by tourists, though some of the locals were swimming and boarding here. We gathered tons of garbage, all of which had to be documented by law on paper, then weighed before it could be removed from the beach area. Plastics are the main culprit here--foam food containers in a myriad of pieces, plastic sacks, drink bottles and caps--all things that would take a hundred million years to disintegrate. There is no such thing as recycling here.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I have so much compassion for this Mother dog. Those pups are about ready to take on a life of their own--and she will never be the same, either. I speak from experience! Mother dog lives at Bonao at the Church Camp. The missionaries there leave to go home tomorrow. Who is going to look after Mother dog?