The Children's Rescue Mission (CRM) was founded in 1999 in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch. The first mission trip was made in 1999 and funded by a private donation to provide medical aid to the children of the region.
Today, the goal of the Children's Rescue Mission (CRM) is to first offer relief, then education to help the villagers become self-reliant and to empower them to make choices about their futures.
While CRM has grown over the years, it continues to make a difference in the lives of the children and villagers of Teupansenti through the development of sustainable infrastructure for jobs in industry and farming leading to sustainable self-reliance through education, vocational training, water purification, sanitation and adequate health care.
The organization began when founder, Miguel Giron, a Honduran immigrant from Teupansenti, returned to Honduras after Hurricane Mitch in hope of finding his missing parents and was so moved by the tragic circumstances, he dedicated his life's work to the people of Teupansenti.
Miguel manages CRM from its Norwalk, Connecticut headquarters with the assistance of a volunteer Board of Directors.
CRM is supported by short-term missionaries, various North American churches and volunteer organizations, and by the gifts and donations from individuals.
With these donations and the sweat-equity of the villagers and volunteer missionaries, CRM has been able to construct a Mission Home to accommodate up to 20 visiting missionaries and donors and establish a Mission Kitchen to provide jobs while supplementing food production for feeding the hungry villagers. The Mission Home and adjacent Church and Education Center serve as a beacon of hope for the community.
To date, CRM serves eight villages and barrios throughout the valley. Pavilions are being built to provide a place where children and families can meet, learn and have a meal. Pavilions have been completed in the villages of San Jose de Portrero and Rodeo, with several more planned and awaiting funding.
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