A group of Iowa soldiers serving in Central America is going above and beyond the call of duty. Last December, the 186th Military Police Company shipped out to provide security in Honduras.
“There are some drug cartels in Honduras and there are some elements you'd rather not have your children be around,” says father, Owen Golay of Knoxville.
But that's the job his son, Lance, signed up for. When the 23-year-old isn’t on duty, he spends his free time volunteering at a local school. CasAyuda School for Disabled Kids is home to about 80 children.
“They're trying to do something and by us helping support them, also lets them know we're thinking of them as well as the people we're trying to help,” says stepmother, Linda Golay.
That help comes in the form of food and basic school supplies. Some of the money raised has gone to buy fans and new doors to improve the conditions at the school.
“These guys are better ambassadors than all the politicians you can send. They do it not for a pay check or status, they do it from the heart,” says Owen Golay.
The Golays want to help the soldiers reach their goal of raising $10,000. So far, they have received more than $4,000 in donations.
For more information or to help, go to http://www.gofundme.com/21vxco