Vacaville firefighters aid the needy in Guatemala

  • Source: Vacaville Reporter
  • Published: 08/08/2018 08:00 PM

A whirlwind service trip to Guatemala was a life-changing one for four Vacaville firefighters, who say they’re ready and eager to lend a hand once more. In late July, Alex Van Dewark, Drew Kostal, Darius Zarrabi and Shaun Jimenez headed to Guatemala for a week of service with Next Step Ministries. The mission was to help as much as they could internationally as they have locally. Each day was an adventure, of the once-in-a-lifetime variety. “One day we’d work on a house, the next day an orphanage. One time we worked on a school,” Van Dewark recalled Tuesday, his first day back on duty at Fire Station 72. The weather was mercurial in Guatemala — hot and humid one moment, monsoon-like rain the next.


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