Camas-Washougal residents visit orphanage in India
A haven amid chaos
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Ten area residents recently traveled to India to show care and support at an orphanage for girls.
The travelers, primarily from Bethel Community Church, in Washougal, included Connie Jo Freeman. They visited the Home of Love, which provides housing and education for 87 girls, ranging in age from 5 to 18.
The children are either orphaned or from parents who are too poor to care for them.
“Unlike most orphanages, when the children turn legal age they are not turned out to fend for themselves,” Freeman said. “They have college to look forward to, financially provided by Home of Love.”