Bridges to Prosperity

A Team of Flintco Volunteers are Traveling to Africa on a Bridge Building Mission

 

The inspiration for Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) came in the form of a picture in National Geographic. The image here is of the nearly 400-year-old Sebara Dildiy — which means “broken bridge” in Amharic, Ethiopia’s national language — along the Blue Nile river. The bridge’s center span had been missing for decades when the founders of B2P saw the image in 2001 and decided to do something about it. Read more about this amazing organization and the story behind the inspiration here.

A bridge is something most of us take for granted. But nearly 1 billion people around the world don’t have safe access to critical resources like health care, education, or employment due to an impassable river.

To help change that equation, Flintco is partnering with Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), an international nonprofit dedicated to building bridges in isolated communities around the world. In February 2022, 10 volunteer employees from Flintco are traveling to a rural Rwandan community in East-central Africa to complete a badly needed suspension bridge.

The Flintco B2P team needs your help in meeting a modest fundraising goal of $12,500 in support of their trip planned for February 20 to March 6, 2022. Flintco is contributing most of the funds necessary to make the trip, however, each team member is also responsible for a share of the fundraising goal. You can help by making your contribution to the campaign fund here.

Our B2P team includes Anthony Oyewole (DEN), Project Lead; Josh Patterson (OKC), Construction Lead; Steve Jordan (TUL), Safety Lead; Sean Williams (CORP) Logistics Lead; Burgundi Willyard, (TUL), Communications Lead; and a support team of Jordan Phillips (OKC), Bryan Bova (SPD), Nick Reetz (MEM), Kelsey Rollings (AUS), and Julian Steer (HOU).

The current makeshift bridge that serves the village of Mucyabahinja, Rwanda in East central Africa is life threatening and nearly impassable.

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