Before moving onto the addendum, I say a genuine word of thanks to our partners in these three visits: Maestro Cares, GOYA and Altagracia Apparel. Without them the trip could not have happened. More importantly we will deepen these partnerships as Catholic Charities celebrates our Centennial and launches our next century of providing help and creating hope. Above all, I salute and recognize the excellent work of Catholic Charities’ Director of Government and Community Relations, Luz Tavarez, who organized, coordinated the whole trip so effectively and also documented it in video, audio and photo. Special thanks to Catholic Charities Communications & Marketing team, especially Paul Costiglio and Fanny Gomez, for their hard work to make sure these visits were well documented and posted. Gracias!
Now to an “addendum” that are my broader musings – not very definitive or fully developed. They do seem to me worth sharing to continue much needed conversation and dialogue about important topics of family, work, business, charity, etc… A diverse trip like this re-enforces some, modifies others and above all surfaces new questions and complexities and hopefully spurs renewed energy to positively deal with them.