Schommer serves as President of Arms of Mercy, an organization working with disabled people in Honduras. An Arms of Mercy partner organization estimates there are 350,000 people in Honduras who lack mobility – the equivalent of 5 percent of the population.
“There are very few organizations to assist them, and there are no government handouts to provide income, to provide food, or to provide shelter,” Schommer said. “They’re on their own.”
Schommer described the lives they live as “difficult,” adding, ”they dwindle, for lack of any type of meaningful existence.”
He spent a majority of his life in the United States, and said until he left he didn’t realize how difficult it was in the developing world for people in this type of situation. Schommer stands by the belief that where much is given, much is required.
“We’re a blessed nation, and there’s help for those who need it. But in these countries of Honduras, Guatemala, Central America, Africa, and all over the world, there’s a great need,” Schommer said.
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