WELLAND – Ted van der Zalm of Wells of Hope will be at St. Mary Church, Welland, to speak about the program.
Date of the event is Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 90 Griffith St.
There are some amazing statistics about Wells of Hope’s initiatives in Guatemala, compiled over the years. A few are:
– more than 55,000 people are benefitting from the 14 wells that have been completed to date.
– between 2000 and 2004, six schools of three classrooms have been built.
– more than 18,000 backpacks that were donated by Niagara schools have been distributed.
– for seven consecutive years Wells of Hope has partnered with Kindness in Action to provide dental care to more than 4,000 children and adults.
Learn more by attending and listening to van der Zalm’s address.
The evening is being hosted by Welland Knights of Columbus. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. The Knights will make a donation to Wells of Hope, said spokesman Patrick Rothwell.