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Panama Teacher Match: 2017 Summer Program Application Process is open

Although our chapter is matched at the state level with Costa Rica here in Oregon, we like to help as many of the people in South and Central America as we can.  With that spirit in mind, please note that there is a very good opportunity for Oregon teachers to travel to Panama this summer … Continue reading Panama Teacher Match: 2017 Summer Program Application Process is open

Fundraiser provides relief funds to Costa Rican Red Cross

Patrons and fans of the Pura Vida Orquestra generously supported the cause of Hurricane Otto Relief on December 18, 2016.  We thank all those who participated and raised more than $400 for La Cruz Roja.   A video of the festivities will be developed in the near future. Please consider making a donation directly to … Continue reading Fundraiser provides relief funds to Costa Rican Red Cross

HURRICANE OTTO Benefit Concert

Along the Caribbean coastline, residents of Tortuguero and Barra del Colorado were evacuated before the hurricane hit.  As a result of the organized evacuation, no injuries were reported but there was severe damage to homes and their contents. According to our Costa Rican friends, the inland towns affected by the hurricane are:  Upala, Guayabo de … Continue reading HURRICANE OTTO Benefit Concert

Hurricane Otto creates a destructive path, donations requested

Several news organizations are reporting heavy damage in Bagaces and Upala, Costa Rica.  Our hope is that people will donate to reputable disaster relief agencies as reported in the Tico Times below.   Our thoughts and prayers are extended to our Tico familia. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/11/25/world/americas/ap-tropical-weather.html?mtrref=query.nytimes.com&gwh=A83B82403433DB9FBF3E128D4E70AFBE&gwt=pay http://www.ticotimes.net/2016/11/25/donations-can-make-hurricane-otto-relief-costa-rica