Amigos de La Cruz Programs

These are the programs that we currently coordinate and/or support:

 

STREET CLEANING – The Amigos has a long term street cleaning program that employs local residents to do a daily street trash pick-up in the village center.  We encourage all residents to participate in maintaining clean streets in their neighborhoods. Lina Bureau linebureau@yahoo.ca

 

STREET MAINTENANCE & BEAUTIFICATION – Beyond the issue of litter, trash pick-up and disposal “habits” are an ongoing issue as insufficient containers coupled with a confusing trash pick-up schedule result in the accumulation of piles of garbage made worse by energetic, plastic tearing dogs.  Education and neighborhood solutions such as informational signage are needed.  Lina Bureau  linebureau@yahoo.ca

 

RECYCLING – Providing the production, labeling/signage and distribution of recycling bins throughout town, monitoring the location and maintenance of these bins and acting to maintain a sufficient number of drop off points in town are all part of this project.  Lina Bureau  linebureau@yahoo.ca

 

ADOPT A HIGHWAY – In ongoing efforts to maintain a cleaner pueblo the Amigos de La Cruz “adopted a section of the highway from OXXO to the bridge. Through the support of the municipality and employing local residents, the laterals and median receive regular maintenance and present a cheerful welcome to all.  Lina Bureau  linebureau@yahoo.ca

 

AMIGOS MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – Providing financial support and referrals to residents of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle who have insufficient resources and are in need of medication, surgery, medical equipment or transportation to medical appointments.  Cynthia del Pino  cydelpino@gmail.com

 

GARBAGE CANS – An independent annex to the Street Cleaning & Beautification, is the procurement, labeling/signage and distribution of garbage cans (tambos) throughout town, monitoring the location and maintenance of these bins and acting to maintain a sufficient number in town.  Lina Bureau  linebureau@yahoo.ca

 

ARROYO, HIGHWAY & BEACH CLEAN UPS – Coordinating with local schools and La Cruz’ Delagado to conduct clean-ups of the local arroyos, culverts and beaches, this is ongoing and in need of people who love working with kids and come naturally to organizing people and projects.  Lina Bureau  linebureau@yahoo.ca

 

SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS –  Soliciting incoming residents and visitors for contributions and donations to the local schools. Carmen has been given a classroom at the primary school, where she teaches children who are below grade level in grades 1-2 and 3.  At no cost, she has a classroom filled with library books, where all primary children may read. Carmen Tapia carluctap228@gmail.com

 

FREE DENTAL CARE FOR PRIMARY CHILDREN - All students in the primary school are screened in November and provided free dental care in January. This program is co-sponsored by the Society of LDS Dentists.  Amy Welch  amywelchpdx@comcast.net

 

SUMMER SCHOOL - Providing a 3-week summer school for children 4 to 14, focusing on art, dance, swimming, and music.  Mayra Franco solsequi123@gmail.com

 

COMMUNICATIONS – Summarizing and reporting on all of the above and sharing news and information about La Cruz and the activities of Amigos de La Cruz using the Amigos de La Cruz website and through various other media.  Also, providing all promotional and informational media, brochures, signs, cards, etc. for group events.  Amy Welch amywelchpdx@comcast.net Amigos website and blog

 

MEMBERSHIP – In coordination with the Board and general members, this program focuses on increasing and maintaining membership through existing events, functions and media as well as by using personal contact and social media.  Equally important, the ongoing need for creative means of soliciting funds independently of membership dues. Joanna Varvos joannavarvos@gmail.com

 

VOLUNTEERS - Linda Ronlund is in the process of compiling a list of people who would like to volunteer.  There are so many activities, we can use help for an hour, a week or full time.  Linda Ronlund  lmronlund@gmail.com