This is another post about life in San Clemente Ecuador.
It was a process that took 16 months from start to finish.
The two fire departments donated the gear, local companies and private citizens donated money for the shipping of the equipment from Denver Colorado area to San Clemente Manabi Ecuador.
This project could not have been completed without massive time and energy from many people:
I will try to name as many as I can here:
Timberline Fire Protection District
Nederland Fire Protection District
San Clemente EC Fire Department
Bahia de Caraquez EC Fire Department
The MountainEar Newspaper
Lisa Campbell, Chip Smith, Libby Rush, David Hitchcock, Cynthia Martinian, Jody Hall, Brent & Jennifer Deiley, Keith & Becky Williams, John & Mary Macdonald, Eida Galud Espinoza Villamar, Andre Clemente, Dan Debbs,the people of San Clemente for helping with Raffes and Bingo fundraisers, the gringo community in san Jacinto & San Clemente, many San Clemente Firefighters and MANY others that I am doing a huge disservice to by not mentioning their names (sorry, I cant remember everyone).
At many times, I thought that I was not going to be able to finish this project, but I stuck with it and came up with solutions.
Thanks to everyone who backed me up during this process. And to the “nae-sayers”: Nanny nanny boo boo! Jaja, just having fun with it!
Ok, now on to the fun stuff!! Pictures and video!!
Opening the boxes.
Some T Shirts were sent as well!
5 full sets of gear with some extra pants, hoods, gloves, etc.
For my Nederland friends!
My beautiful girlfriend with my name badge from my gear.
“Where are the boots?”
“I think these are a little big for me!”
The crew with their new gear!
Woohoo!! They are ready to go!
This is what perseverance brings!!
Thanks to everyone that helped out with this project!!
Figuring it out… 1 donation at a time