Meet Cruz & Julia Velasques and their six children! Earlier this year, their home was severely damaged in an earthquake. Because they are very poor and couldn’t afford to repair it themselves, they continued to live in this unsafe structure. Brush Arbor was honored to be able to help build a new, safe home for this precious family.

Velasques family

In the past year, Brush Arbor contributed funds to build 12 homes through their Buy One Build One program, which seeks to draw collective attention to those in desperate need of basic shelter. For every home purchased, Brush Arbor makes a contribution to build a home in a third world country through partnership with various ministries. Besides the Velasques family in El Salvador, homes were built in Uganda, Bolivia and Guatemala. We look forward to the new year and the privilege of affecting more lives in the world around us.