PROJECT : CHANGED TO - LOS BANCOS DE ARENA
COST : $2,900.00 *flying into SANTO DOMINGO
DATES : February 22nd - March 10th, 2022 16 day trip!
Our trip to Jamaica fell through. When local leadership submitted the plans to start building, they found out the land has to be surveyed.
In October we went to the Dominican Republic and built a basketball court. Over the summer we discovered the back half of their building which serves as the Christian School for the community was beyond repair and needed to be tore down. We tore it down in September and we’re looking ahead to a time when we could go back and put up a new structure in it’s place.
We have now turned our attention to the Dominican Republic and have tentatively set the dates for February 22nd- March 10th. We are confident in these dates, but there are two things that need to happen in a timely manner for this to work. 1. The Architectural plans need to be completed by January 10th. 2. The footings and slab need to be ready by February 11th. .
These things are critical in order to have a successful project in the DR. It will be a two story building, but it is a small footprint. As far as Covid restrictions, there is no requirement for travel to the Dominican Republic. We will have to be tested before coming back to the US, and that can be done at the Santo Domingo Airport.
The Hotel is the Plaza Real Resort in Juan Dolio. The restaurant is a part of the hotel and we will eat Breakfast and dinner there.
Dates: February 22nd - March 10th, 2022 ***
Cost: $2,900.00 *
Basic Travel vaccinations are required
Completed online application with a $400 deposit submitted by January 25th, 2022. (Deposit is refundable if application is not accepted)**
Full Payment of $2,900 due by February 15th. ($2,500 after deposit)
*Cost covers most expenses, including airfare, housing, meals and ground transportation.15% of the cost of the trip will be applied to the construction project. Meals while traveling to and from the DR, snacks, souvenirs, etc. will be the crew member’s responsibility.
** Late Applications will be accepted until January 25th, 2022
*** Dates subject to minimal change
Mail checks to:
Open Bible Churches
2020 Bell Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315