By Stuart Mann
The 12th annual Caravan of Hope, which includes six donated ambulances and a busload of medical supplies and soccer balls, leaves San Lorenzo, Dufferin Street, Toronto, on March 9 at 12:30 p.m. for Guatemala and El Salvador.
The trip is expected to take 10 to 12 days, says the Rev. Hernan Astudillo, leader of the caravan and incumbent of San Lorenzo. About 20 people will be making the journey, including two mechanics from the TTC who have donated their time. One member of the travelling team will document the journey on video.
Over the years, the caravan has brought tons of medical supplies and equipment and 20 ambulances to Latin America. Mr. Astudillo hopes to eventually give 50 ambulances to the country. The ambulances are used as mobile hospitals and health clinics.