The Command Chapel Team coordinates monthly humanitarian outreach programs to the neighboring communities near Soto Cano Air Base.
These programs allow services members to give back while creating spiritual resiliency trough their volunteer work. Service members and civilians at Soto Cano AB have an opportunity to provide much needed support not only in remote areas during their missions, but also to their neighbors in the Comayagua Valley and department of La Paz.
Since 2003, service members have volunteered for more than 86 Chapel Hikes, conducting approximately six hikes a year. This Chapel-sponsored program allows service members and personnel from JTF-Bravo and Army Support Activity to purchase food and supplies for families in need. Volunteers carry the food and supplies on their backs and personally deliver them to the neighboring villages to be distributed to local families.
Each Chapel Hike involves approximately 150 volunteers that donate an estimated 3,000 pounds of food, clothes, toys and school supplies that to help local communities. These hikes are essential to the development of positive relationships among the Honduran people and help strengthen resiliency among participants. This mission also contributes to JTF-Bravo’s commitment to humanitarian assistance in the host nation.
Service members from Joint Task Force-Bravo have supported more than 500 children from different orphanages for many years. Volunteers spend quality time interacting with the children, donate school supplies and also actively engage in construction and renovation projects on the buildings in which the children live or study in.
Orphanages that JTF-Bravo personnel have supported:
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Girls Orphanage)
Horizontes al Futuro (Boys Home)
San Antonio de Padua (Boys Home)
Fundación Casa Ayuda
Honduras Compassion Partners
Recently, the Command Chapel Team has partnered with Honduras Compassion Partners to build two homes for Honduran families in the department of La Paz. Volunteers have assisted in the construction of suitable living conditions for these families and are looking to participate in more. In addition, service members interact with the community by cooking and engaging in games and sports with local children.
For more information on how to support these projects please contact the Command Chapel Team here.
Current as of October 2021.