Tara O’Dwyer, ALE’s Regional Manager Mid-Atlantic, shares her memorable and meaningful experience helping local communities in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Mission
My teenage children and I recently returned from a mission trip to Nosara, Costa Rica, thanks, in part, to a generous contribution from ALECares. This adventure was the first mission trip for my kids, ages 18, 16, and 13. Salty Church, our resident church in Ormond Beach, Florida, has an ongoing presence in Nosara and maintains a relationship with the local church, Casa Vida. Casa Vida reaches out to the communities in and around Nosara meeting the needs of the people where they reside. Our mission team was sent to follow Casa Vida’s lead and serve the local communities by:
- Painting a house and installing windows for a single mother of six children
- Painting road signs to increase awareness of Casa Vida
- Helping out with the weekly church service
In addition, we brought donated clothes with us and hosted a yard sale to raise money to aid the community of Santa Marta and witnessed baptisms in the Pacific Ocean. All of these activities were directly beneficial to the communities we served. The best part for me was spending time with the families and children. The personal connections made, in broken English and Spanish, were the most meaningful to all of us; and where the smiles, laughs, and gratitude were found.
In a similar way, ALE Solutions reaches out to help families and communities in need of temporary housing, often following very catastrophic events. There are common themes of rescue and service that tie what I do at ALE Solutions to the objectives of my trip to Costa Rica. For ALE Solutions, I reach out to the insurance industry in the field to connect our services to those who will most benefit from them — the adjusters and families they serve — and temporarily rescue them from unlivable conditions. For our mission trip, we hope that our love and service to the local people in Nosara will lead them to a spiritual rescue.
“I love my job at ALE Solutions because we are a company with a heart, a place where what I do aligns with what I believe.” – Tara
A portion of every temporary housing placement ALE Solutions fulfills goes toward ALECares, allowing us to give back with every event.
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