Assisting Welcoming Milford with Bridging to Ecuador

As part of the relief effort for the victims of the earthquake in April 2016, a friend, Fr. Dario, organized assistance in his parish St. Mary of the Assumption in Milford, MA. There is a sizable community of indigenous Ecuadorians there from the sierran province of Cañar. At the follow-up presentation in the parish in June, a member of the organization Welcoming Milford was in attendance and wanted to explore furthering the relationship between Milford and the people of Ecuador. Through a few meetings and offering my own experience and perspective, Welcoming Milford was able to resolve initial plans for beginning a sister-like twinning relationship between Milford and the local home community of the immigrants from Cañar.