El Salvador Project
People say, “Charity Begins At Home”. We believe “The World is our Home” and it is our moral responsibility to help our fellow man. We are so blessed to live in Central Alberta, one of the most prosperous regions in the world. People in Red Deer do such an amazing job with our local charities; and we challenged our staff, friends and business friends to consider helping in a global way as well.
Earthquakes, hurricanes and a twelve-year civil war crippled El Salvador. One third of their six million people live on about $1 a day, and many are forced to go without adequate food or shelter.
In 2012 Sue Neufeld, one of True-Line’s owners, made her first trip to El Salvador to help build houses for people living in absolute poverty. She personally experienced just how her donations went right to work for people with the greatest needs. After seeing the desperation firsthand, Sue made a commitment to do what she could to help. She set a goal to raise enough money to build 30 houses and return to El Salvador in 2013 with two teams of volunteers. With the help of the very generous people of Red Deer and area, along with our staff and trades, that goal was reached, not only in 2013 but was repeated in both 2014 and 2015. By the end of 2015, our True-Line El Salvador Project provided houses for 100 families!