Volunteering runs in the family
Noel Stack, March 26, 2012
As Kaitlyn Hendrickson rode horseback to a Honduran village she and her group came upon a woman cradling a newborn baby. The new mother had been walking for 15 hours.
They gave her food, water and other supplies they could spare.
Moments like these filled the trip Kaitlyn took with her mother, Dr. Maria Raslear-Hendrickson, and a group from Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills. Last month about 40 people flew to Copán, Honduras, to volunteer in medical clinics and help with construction projects designed to improve the water system.
“Being there, I loved it. It was amazing,” said Kaitlyn, 12, of her first humanitarian trip. “I definitely want to go back.”
Maria Raslear-Hendrickson has taken several trips, working in medical clinics in a handful of Third World countries. This time, she decided Kaitlyn was old enough to ...