Father Chuck’s Challenge, which builds homes and develops villages for families in need in Latin America, will dedicate it’s 1,000th home built in Nicaragua on June 16.

A 12-member group will travel to Nicaragua for the dedication during a trip June 15-20.

The locally based charity not only constructs the homes, but also provides clean water, sanitation facilities, a community center, furniture, tools for farming, livestock, and fruit trees to families.

Since 2007, the clergy and lay people in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have donated $4.7 million toward this charity.

Father Chuck’s Challenge is dedicated to the memory and ministry of Father Charles Pfeffer, an archdiocesan priest who died in 2004.

For more information, contact Theresa Gilmore at 267-252-3406 or visit fatherchuckschallenge.com