Accordant Paying it Forward with Trips to Oklahoma & Honduras

Jun 11, 2013

Oklahoma Visit

Accordant Company Consultant, John DiCostanzo, and four friends lend a helping hand to the Oklahoma victims of the May 20 tornado. Check out this video of their journey from Newtown, Connecticut to Moore, Oklahoma.

John and his group are going back for a second trip on June 21 and here’s how YOU can help! 

Anyone who would like to donate can drop off supplies at Nexus Consulting, 200 Birge Park Road, Suite 4, Harwinton, CT. 06791. That is also our mailing address for those who would like to make a monetary donation. Any questions can be directed to (860) 605-9111 or jdicostanzo@accordantco.com.

We are looking for hand tools, work gloves, gift cards to help rebuild (Home Depot, Lowes), and flags/flagpoles.  Also, anyone who wants to donate to help pay for fuel to get the goods there, let us know. Thank you very much for your support!

Honduras Visit

Accordant Company Director of Estimating, Rob Nappa, shares the adventure of his family who make a trip to Honduras to perform a medical and humanitarian mission.

From April 27th to May 4th, a group of eight of us traveled to La Esperanza, Honduras to perform a medical and humanitarian mission. With the “sponsor a suitcase” promotion, we were able to bring 30 suitcases filled with medications, school supplies, clothing, toys, and toiletries to the Lenca Indian population in the mountains outside of La Esperanza. We held 4 clinics over 4 days where we had doctors examine and prescribe everything from vitamins to heart medication to nearly 800 people. Toys, aprons, shoes, socks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and other necessities we take for granted in the US were handed out. Some families share 1 toothbrush…some families have 14 people sleeping in 2 or 3 single beds…many have diseases such as asthma and walked 4 hours to be seen and get Albuterol…children came with 104 degree fevers to get antibiotics and Tylenol. Each day was spent immersed in a different culture so foreign to the lives we live here, that you cannot help but be touched to your very core. We return so much richer. I think they give us so much more than we bring to them. Life is more difficult by far, but there is such simplicity in how they live as well. No cell phones to clog your day, no TV to become a slave to, no possessions to rule your life. Family is what matters most. I think we forget that as we work until the sun goes down and beyond to pay for all of the trappings of our American lifestyle. I think that is why we return each year…to bring our bounty to make their lives just a fraction better through basic necessities so that we can taste a bit of what our lives could be like if our priorities were different.

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