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North county Rotarians help build six homes in Mexico

Rancho Bernardo members join others from region for effort

By Elizabeth Marie Himchak

Six families in a rural area of Mexico will start 2022 in new homes, thanks to the efforts of Rotary International. Earlier this month, Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo and Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club members joined forces with fellow Rotarians throughout District 5340 (San Diego and Imperial counties) and District 4100 (Baja California, Mexico), high school and college students in the service organization’s Interact and Rotaract clubs.

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Volunteers build 6 homes for impoverished families in Tijuana

The volunteers gathered in Chula Vista to build six homes for impoverished families in Tijuana. Next, the ready to assemble homes will be driven to east Tijuana.

Ariana Cohen
CBS News 8 San Diego
Published November 12, 2021

More than 120 volunteers from across the country gathered in Chula Vista to build six homes in one day for impoverished families in Tijuana. “People literally have dirt as floor. It’s inhumane and right across the border. It’s really neighbors helping neighbors and doing something good for people in need,” said Paula Claussen, CEO and President of San Diego non-profit, Project Mercy.

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