Mark Cole introduced Justin Klubnik who is working in a community orphanage in El Salvador. Justin came home for a few days but will be returning next month to continue his work. Recently local Rotary Clubs asked for volunteers to help the orphanage by painting, and fixing the building for the kids. Mark Cole from the Austintown Club answered the call and spent a week of hard work at the orphanage.
Justin expressed his gratitude for the donations and support that Mark and the crew extended to their community. Seven people representing Rotary worked and painted and played with the kids They now have clean bright new colors on the walls.
While there they met Pastor Louise, a hard working pastor of the region who manages to cook meals for 200 people each and every Sunday while also running the local church and helping the orphanage by delivering all of their fruits, vegetables and groceries for over 35 people each week. The pastor mentioned to Justin that he wished he could paint the inside of his house someday for his kids too. Mark again answered the call by presenting his own personal check to Justin for $250.00 - more than enough to paint the Pastorís house.
A very grateful Justin accepted the check. A very grateful Club is thankful to have Mark Cole as a Member.
Pictured on left: Justin Klubnik with Rotarian Mark Cole.