The McCormick Team with the family & finished home!

Another Baja Blast!

On October 7th, for the sixth year in a row, McCormick volunteered a team for the Baja Challenge! Since 2011, McCormick has been participating in this annual event that brings Southern California builders and real estate professionals together to build homes for deserving families in Mexico, just south of the San Diego border.

Organized by Project Mercy, a 501-C (3) non-profit agency based in San Diego, the goal is to improve the basic living standards and quality of life for impoverished families who live in conditions precarious to their health in the shantytowns east of Tijuana, Mexico. Each year for the Baja Challenge, volunteers build basic but sturdy houses for the poorest families in the outlying neighborhoods, or “colonias” of Tijuana, Mexico.

Each house is built for an eligible family who owns their small lot (qualified by Project Mercy’s 3 criteria here).

Check out the photos from the day!

The “Before” – a pile of supplies

Volunteers arriving and getting outfitted!

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Busy painters!

 

The deserving family with their (almost) finished home!

The deserving family with their (almost) finished home!

 

 

The McCormick Team with the family & finished home!

The McCormick Team with the family & finished home!

For more information on the Baja Challenge or Project Mercy, visit their websites below.

Baja Challenge: http://www.bajachallenge.org/

Project Mercy: http://www.projectmercy.net/