Springfield Firefighters to Build Homes in Nicaragua

Jan 8, 2015

Crews work to construct a home in Nicaragua
Credit Rainbow Network

Future homes in Nicaragua will come in part from the help of four Springfield firefighters who are heading to the Central American country.

As part of the Rainbow Network, a Springfield-based non-profit, Captain Jeff Prior, Rescue Specialist Matt Lyon, Firefighter Daniel Speights and Firefighter Matt Fields will leave January 11th for the underdeveloped nation.

According to a news release, the group will help begin construction on a 25-house project. The work will take place alongside the families who will receive a home. In addition to construction, the team will be visiting medical clinics, feeding centers, banks, businesses, shacks, and established housing projects. The group also plans to visit a local fire station.

The Rainbow Network currently works with 111 rural Nicaraguan communities, or about 42,000 people, in medical clinics, feeding centers, primary schools and helps with high school scholarships, small loans for businesses, and housing.