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Thank you for your participation in a Help One Now Impact Adventure Trip! The Help One Now ethos is to remain invisible in our communities and focus our efforts on resourcing key leaders instead. All Help One Now Trips are built to connect you to the communities we serve through the building of relationships with local leaders, experiencing the beauty and adventure each country holds, and participating in intentional guided times of rest and reflection. We want you to return home from these trips with a renewed heart, mind, and soul, as well as a vision and passion for how we can work together to do good around the world!

A few important things to note about this trip:
 

Airfare and all expenses on the ground (meals, lodging, transportation) are included in the trip price, but any other costs associated with your trip would be your responsibility (those costs may include spending money, or appointments at a travel clinic before your trip, for example). We do allow our trip participants to fundraise through their registration pages in order to make those trip costs more manageable!

Those traveling are required to carry a passport with an expiration date further than 6 months away from the date of travel. Should your passport have already expired, or should your passport expire within the 6 months after your intended trip dates, you can mail in your old passport to get it expedited and renewed. HERE is where you can find more information on how to renew your passport.

Due to the nature of our work, Help One Now requires special approval from the trip lead, and director of international operations to join the trip if you are under the age of 18. If approved, we will email out a form to get signed by parents or legal guardians, giving permission to travel out of country with the team.

In addition, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends various vaccinations for international travelers depending on your destination country. Please visit a medical professional or a travel clinic as soon as you know you are traveling abroad, as they may recommend particular vaccinations or medicine based on your destination, some vaccinations are not always immediately available, and some vaccinations need to be administered over the course of months. **Please ensure you are up to date on all routine vaccinations. These vaccinations include a measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and a flu shot! Most of you are up to date on these anyway!**

The Dominican Republic does not currently have any required vaccinations; however, we recommend the Hepatitis A vaccination, a Typhoid treatment (pill or shot), and Malaria medication as well.

Some travelers choose to receive the Cholera, Hepatitis B, Rabies, and Yellow Fever vaccinations, but REST ASSURED: we know these lists may seem overwhelming, but all of these vaccinations are entirely optional and are merely precautions!

Help One Now requires trip participants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate in this trip.


Covid-19 Requirements:

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and risks, we will be taking several precautions to ensure the safety of every traveler and the communities we will visit. While cases are lower in these communities, we will take every caution necessary to prevent the potential of carrying the virus during travel. Here are some precautions that will be required of all travelers:
  • Each traveler is recommended to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and carry with them their proof of vaccination
  • Each traveler will be required to take a Covid-19 test once in-country for their return to the U.S.
  • Each traveler will be asked to self quarantine at home as much as possible before the trip
  • Each traveler will be required to carry with them a face covering. This will be worn at all times while visiting with leaders and their communities, as well as during international travel
  • Each traveler will be required to sign a Covid-19 trip waiver

We’d love to encourage you to familiarize yourself with Help One Now’s philosophy regarding international mission. In preparation for your potential Learning Journey, please try to read Doing Good Is Simple by Help One Now’s founder Chris Marlow. Another great resource is When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert.

Tentative Trip Schedule
*Please not that this schedule is subject to change*

Tue 7/6:

  • 2:25pm - Team arrives in Santiago
  • 4pm - Head to La Vega
  • 5pm - Meet local leader Rod Davis and his team, hear his story and vision
  • 6pm - Dinner and intro to trip at guesthouse

Stay at TEARS Guesthouse

Wed 7/7:

  • 8am - Breakfast at guesthouse
  • 8:30am - Morning reflection time
  • 9am - Tour TEARS school and medical clinic, head into community and see water project, meet some families in Family Business Program
  • 12pm - Lunch in Santiago
  • 2pm - Get Covid-19 test at Hospital Metropolitano de Santiago
  • 3pm - Head back into community and meet more families in Family Business Program
  • 6pm - Dinner at guesthouse
Stay at TEARS Guesthouse

Thu 7/8:

  • 8am - Breakfast at guesthouse
  • 8:30am - Morning reflection time
  • 9am - Visit Haitian church and hear about work in that community
  • 12pm - Lunch at guesthouse
  • 2pm - Head back into community and meet more families in Family Business Program
  • 2:25pm - Second part of team arrives at STI and will meet up with team in community
  • 6pm - Dinner at Guesthouse

Stay at TEARS Guesthouse

Fri 7/9:

  • 8am - Breakfast at guesthouse
  • 8:30am - Morning reflection time
  • 9am - Time for medical clinic planning at TEARS
  • 12pm - Lunch at guesthouse
  • 1pm - More time for clinic planning or to meet more Family Business Program families
  • 5pm - Dinner at traditional Dominican Mofongo restaurant
  • 8pm - Cigars and down time with Rod
Stay at TEARS Guesthouse

Sat 7/10:

  • 7am - Breakfast at hotel
  • 7:30am - Morning reflection time
  • 8am - Head to Santo Domingo 
  • 11am - Time to shop in Zona Colonial
  • 1pm - Lunch at Cafe El Conde
  • 3pm - Head to hotel
  • 4pm - Free time at beach
  • 6:30pm - Dinner and final debrief at hotel
Stay at Casa Hemingway Hotel 

Sun 7/11:

  • XNA Team departs SDQ early AM
  • Rest of team free time at beach and departs in afternoon

*More details will be emailed to you. In the meantime, please reach out to trips@helponenow.com if you have any questions*

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Dominican Republic Trip July 2021
Trip ID# DRTripJuly2021

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  • Donald Taylor

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