The return of all Peace Corps Volunteers to the United States is heartbreaking to witness, however Friends of Colombia is particularly devastated to know that the countless positive relationships the PCVs formed in Colombia have been unceremoniously interrupted. In this challenging moment, FOC wanted to reassure the 96 volunteers who had to leave Colombia early know that they will always be welcome back. We expressed this idea directly to Colombian Ambassador to the United States Francisco Santos, and, in the true Colombian nature, Ambassador Santos recorded a message of gratitude and open arms. “What you give back Colombia, we appreciate it immensely,” said Ambassador Santos. “And we hope you can return soon.”
Along with Ambassador Santos, Friends of Colombia is committed to maintaining a strong connection between Colombia and those who have served there. If you are interested in learning more about how you can support the 96 PC Colombia Volunteers that were recently evacuated, please visit https://friendsofcolombia.org/events or write us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Colombia has joined Amazon Smile! For every purchase you make on Amazon, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price to Friends of Colombia. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but it definitely adds up! In order to make an effortless contribution, go to smile.amazon.com — it looks the same as the regular Amazon website, but the logo is slightly different. Then, select the “Friends of Colombia Corporation” as your charity. Thank you for supporting FOC and happy shopping!
This new newsletter takes you back to Colombia, in more ways than one! Read about current projects being carried out by PCVs now, with the support of FOC and other activities FOC has been doing both domestically and abroad.