A Tribute to Bill McConnell

Bill McConnell was a great friend, uncle, team leader, patriot, husband, father, extraordinary business man, a man of great integrity, a man of faith and someone who loved the Americas.  We lost Bill McConnell as 2013 was drawing to a close.  Bill was born in 1924 and...

A Special Surprise: Tony and Carol’s Story

The following is an account from Tony and Carol while serving on HELPS Stove Teams. In June, 2007, I participated in my very first mission trip to Guatemala with Christ Church Plano members and HELPS International. We were assigned to work in Cipresales, and we stayed...
People… Companies Giving Back

People… Companies Giving Back

Dillon-Gage CFO, Jon Christiansen, and Dillon-Gage was highlighted in a recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce publication. The article below shares about their involvement in the work of HELPS International and can be read below or the PDF can be seen...

Cammy Olsen

I was asked to write a short article on my experiences in Guatemala.  As I only work in the operating room and the patients are asleep, I don’t have a lot of stories that I can share about the patients as much as someone in clinic or recovery. What I can tell about...

Mauricio Rosales

“This is the fist time they’ve seen so many blonde people,” laughed Mauricio as he led the group up the hill. Mauricio Rosales is a HELPS employee working for the Home Transformation program, specializing in stove team leadership. He has taken a construction team into...

Dallas Team Leadership

For many HELPS volunteers, the commitment to the cause far exceeds the boundaries of the annual ten days spent in Guatemala. In the smiling faces of the Guatemalan people, they are reminded of why they continue to push forward with efforts towards poverty reduction....