Projects and major revenue sources between 1973 and 2000

  • Projects
    • "El Nino” orphanage
    • “Primaria Luis G. Inclam” school project
    • Dr. Sanchez infirmary
  • Revenue sources
    • Caritas association of Essen/Germany
    • Donations by the Catholic Military Chaplaincy
    • Donations by the Protestant Military Chaplaincy
    • Charity concerts (German Army Band)
    • St. Nicholas event in Scheyern (since 1990)
    • GAFADC Oktoberfest Night Run (since 1994)
    • GAFADC Oktoberfest Raffle (1998–2013)
    • Bequest by the Geyer family of Delmenhorst

Projekte seit dem Jahr 2000

(Supported by "Aid for the Needy" from 2000 to 2008)

9 homes were built and handed over in cooperation with the organization “Casas por Cristo”

  • “Casas por Cristo” selected the families for each building project, following suggestions by the local community pastors
  • “Aid for the Needy” coordinated the required work, transportation, meals for the workers and also paid for a share of the interior fittings of the houses
  • Cost per project: approx. $3,000.00 (2 BR) to $6,000.00 (3 BR)
  • Time needed: 5 days
  • Volunteers: approx. 10-15 per day, Members of GAFADS, GAFCOM US/CA, of the German School and of the community

Building projects were discontinued with the emergence of the drug war in Juarez in 2008.

http://www.casasporcristo.org

(Supported by "Aid for the Needy" since 2000)

Frank Alarcon († 03/03/2011)

  • Frankie Alarcon, a former postal worker from El Paso, founded the ministry in 1974 and ran it for almost 37 years until his death March 3rd, 2011
  • The ministry operates, among other things, an infirmary, a day care facility and a soup kitchen to provide care before and after school
  • It also offers free health care and dental care to the residents of the colonia
  • The ministry is now led by his daughter Bernice, supported by a committee
  • Annual aid provided by AftN: $12,000.00

http://www.handsforchristministry.org

(Supported by "Aid for the Needy" since 2000)

Sister Donna Kustusch († 21.07.2013)

  • Sister Donna, a Catholic nun from Michigan, headed this project for 14 years
  • The project supports young women from the Colonia and makes it possible for them to attend schools of higher education or even universities
  • Day care for the children of the mostly young mothers is also provided before and after school
  • Current contact persons are Sister Sause and Sister Weeks
  • Annual contribution by Aid for the Needy: $6,000.00

http://centrosantacatalina.org

(Supported by "Aid for the Needy" from 2001 to 2003)

  • Raramuri Colonia in Juarez
  • Clothing and food donations
  • Provided help with establishing the church community and partially financed the construction of the church
  • Overall aid provided: $10,000.00

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(Supported by "Aid for the Needy" from 2001 to 2006)

    • “Primaria Luis G. Inclam” school is located adjacent to the “Hands for Christ Ministry” on Calle Caolin
    • Schooling is provided in two daily instalments in order to accommodate the large number of students – lack of teachers and rooms!
    • “Aid for the Needy” partially financed the sports field and the construction of a classroom including furnishings
    • Overall aid provided: $12,000.00

www.alaescuela.com.mx

(Supported by "Aid for the Needy" from 2001 to 2006)

  • Raramuri Colonia in Juarez
  • Clothing and food donations
  • Purchase of musical instruments (support project) for children and young people between the ages of approx. 5 and 18
  • Overall aid provided: $5,000.00

(Supported by "Aid for the Needy" from 2002 bis 2013)

Visit to Copper Canyon in 2006 to survey the projects we supported from 2002 to 2013

  • Infirmary in Creel
  • Well drilling in Creel and near Divisadero
  • School community in Batopilas
  • Church congregation of “San Ignacio”
  • Support for the region was ended in 2013 with the departure of the Jesuit priest Father Pedro de Valesco
  • Overall aid provided: $45,000.00

www.tchforegon.org

(Supported by "Aid for the Needy" since 2010)

  • Women’s shelter for homeless mothers with children
  • The project supports young mothers and enables them to transition back into society
  • Helps with visa applications, further education and job search
  • Contact persons: Dorothy Truax and Bill Tullius
  • Since 2010: annual aid amounting to between $3,000.00 and $5,000.00, including various special contributions

www.reynoldshome.org

(Supported by "Aid for the Needy" from 2011 to 2013)

  • Support for a single mother of five children
  • Vicky was living in a rented, moldy earth hut of approx. 25 square meters (approx. 270 sq ft).
  • “Aid for the Needy” acquired an office container and transported it to San Elizario
  • Members of “Aid for the Needy” and “Helping Hands” volunteered on two weekends and renovated the container for the family to live in.
  • Move to a new location in 2012 with work for further improvements on two weekends
  • Overall aid provided: $12,000.00

References: Articles BLISS_2011_02 and BLISS_2012_04

(Supported by "Aid for the Needy" from 2013 to 2015)

  • Support for a single woman with two teenage children and her 86-year-old mother
  • The bed-ridden father had burned to death in the family home after his oxygen cylinder exploded
  • Removal of the burned-down home in cooperation with the MoCa team and German Air Force students on four weekends
  • Acquisition of a Mobile Home in Las Cruces, including partial financing
  • Renovation of that trailer on three weekends
  • Overall aid provided: $15,000.00

References: Articles BLISS_2013_03 and BLISS_2015_04

(Supported by "Aid for the Needy" since 2004)

  • We buy between 80 and 100 turkeys before the Thanksgiving weekend
  • Donation of turkeys to the Reynolds Home, Rescue Mission, Salvation Army and Child Crisis Center of El Paso
  • Individual donations to families in San Elizario and/or Chaparral
  • Cost: approx$1.000, 00 bis $1.500,00

(Supported by "Aid for the Needy" since 2006)

  • “Aid for the Needy” took over organization and implementation of the bazaar from GAFADS/GAFADC
  • 40 to 45 stalls with mostly handmade regional products
  • “Aid for the Needy” sells beverages and bratwursts
  • Net proceeds per Christmas bazaar are between $3,000.00 and $3,500.00

(Supported by "Aid for the Needy" since 2008)

  • “Aid for the Needy” took over organization and implementation of the bazaar from the German Catholic Military Chaplaincy
  • 30 to 35 stalls with mostly handmade regional products
  • “Aid for the Needy” sells beverages and bratwursts
  • Net proceeds per spring bazaar are between $2,500.00 and $3,000.00