Honduras is a beautiful land with gorgeous sceneries and extended wildlife. It is also a country facing extreme poverty where children and teens are at risk to become gang members or are threatened by violence.
For that reason, Boy Scout Ryan Salas is giving back to the sport that has been a blessing in his life. For his Troop 328 Eagle project, he is collecting donated soccer gear and shipping them to the House of Hope in Puerto Lempira, Honduras, with the support of Send Hope. This project will benefit the young children of La Mosquita region who don’t have the equipment or gear to practice the sport that they love.
“I have been playing soccer since I was three and a half years old. It is the sport that I have grown to love, ” says Salas. “I have been blessed to have all the necessities to play my favorite sport. It upsets me that many children in Honduras don’t have all the proper equipment and soccer gear to play the sport they love. I am glad that I am doing this project because in a way is a part of me.”
Salas is collecting serviceable soccer equipment including soccer nets, balls, cleats, shin guards, soccer uniforms, socks, soccer backpacks, gloves, and any other soccer related equipment.
He’ll be at FUMC on Sunday, November 15, to collect your donations before and after Sunday services.
“My project will benefit kids in Honduras by providing them, not only with the physical soccer items, but with confidence, joy, a safe outlet, growth for the game, and will allow them to play at 100 percent,” said Salas. “I appreciate your heartfelt consideration and support.”
If you have any questions, contact Ryan Salas at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 972.898.4313.