FHF 2012 Christmas
FHF 2012 Christmas
FHF 2012 Christmas
FHF 2012 Christmas
FHF 2012 Christmas
FHF 2012 Christmas
FHF 2012 Christmas

2016 Is Coming!

Dear Friends, Supporters and Volunteers of FHF Mexico, Inc.,

We are pleased to announce that because of the generosity and hard work of all of you as volunteers and financial supporters, FHF Mexico, Inc. and its predecessor non-profit entity have completed 65 houses, a community cafeteria, building for down syndrome boys to build piñatas, a dental clinic and a medical clinic in Rocky Point. Thank you “y muchimas gracias!”

The Christmas 2016 house building project in Rocky Point will begin on Monday, December 26, 2016 and continue through Thursday, December 29, 2016. It is possible that we may plan a Christmas Day “Feed the Community” project. If that happens, we will let you know so you can be there on Christmas Day to be a part of this wonderful tradition. We are working with the folks that operate the San Rafael Community Center where we built a cafeteria and this would be a perfect place to stage this service project and feed hundreds of the wonderful people in the San Rafael area of Rocky Point. We have the capacity to utilize all of our tools, equipment and scaffolding to build four (4) houses at the same time during this week. Many families have already contacted us to express interest in contributing financially and working on the project this year. In an effort to be fair to those that want to participate, we will accept volunteers that desire to participate in the order in which the financial contributions are received and volunteer worker commitments are made.

We have learned that 40-50 is the ideal number of people working on one house and that the cost of land, utilities, materials and construction for one house is about $35,000. Assuming that each family has an average of 5 workers, that would mean we would have approximately 10 families on each house. Consequently, in order to raise enough money to construct one house, each family should donate $3,500 so that we will have enough money to completely finish each of the houses. We do not want to start work on a house if there is not enough money available to complete the entire house. Also, if one family has more than five workers, that family should increase its financial donation so we don’t end up with a disproportionate number of volunteer workers and not enough money to finish the house.

Our goal for this year is to have 180-200 committed volunteer workers and to raise $140,000. Please send your tax deductible donations, as soon as possible, by check made payable to “ FHF Mexico, Inc.” c/o Ralph Pew, 1744 South Val Vista Drive, Suite 217, Mesa, Arizona, 85204. We prefer that you send an old fashioned check by mail because we are not well equipped to process credit card or PayPal donations.

Those volunteers that respond with a commitment for workers and send in their financial contributions will be added to this year’s list on a first come first served basis until we reach the maximum capacity. We would love to include everyone that wants to participate, but as you can imagine, until we have enough money to buy more equipment (tools, mixers, scaffolding etc.), we can only manage four (4) houses at one time.

After we have the completed list of volunteers for the project, we will send an email explaining details including information about lodging, meals, what to bring, and an itinerary for the week. If you are planning on joining us and do not have a passport, please begin now to obtain one. Crossing the border back into the United States is much less complicated with a passport and the U.Ss Border Agents will expect you to have one.

Saludos, Ralph

Who We Are

Families Helping Families

Families Helping Families (FHF Mexico, Inc.) builds houses in Mexico for families in need. Using donations of time, money and material from both sides of the boarder, FHF constructs good solid homes of block and wood that will endure for generations. Many of the recipient families donate their time to build the houses and, when they are able, donate monetarily back to the foundation to provide funding for future houses. Their participation invests them in their houses and can result in them receiving title to their home.

Our efforts benefit not only those who receive the houses, but also changes the lives of many who volunteer and donate their precious resources of time and money to build the houses. Volunteers from north of the boarder pay all their own expenses and travel to Mexico and build houses . They also contribute monetarily to purchase supplies and hire local laborers (to perform skilled tasks) to finish the houses.

FHF Mexico, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non profit and has no paid administrators. Its sister non profit association in Mexico is "Casas Perpetuales. It is legally registered in Mexico and enables property ownership as well as many other non profit benefits for the entities.

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Building a home requires approximately $25,000-$30,000 of materials and 1200+ hours of labor. Families from the states donate or raise needed funds and, working alongside the prospective homeowners, provide the labor to construct each home. Thirty plus volunteers spend five days working full-time constructing each home during their Christmas holiday. Volunteers are involved from start to finish with tasks ranging from laying cinderblock and framing walls, to applying roofing materials.

Click on the link below to make a secure donation, via PayPal, to Families Helping Families. Your donation is tax deductible (View The FHF Mexico 2012 Tax Return).

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A thank you letter from Families Helping Families will be sent to all those who donate.  These letters will detail the amount of money donated so that you can have them as charitable contributions on your tax records.