The Wooden Swing – A Favorite La Posada Relaxing Space

The Wooden Swing – A Favorite La Posada Relaxing Space

One of La Posada’s favorite spaces for relaxation is the wooden bench swing. It is well situated in front of Casa Carolina, the women’s residence, under a large tree providing an abundance of shade all day. Those sitting on the bench swing find it relaxing and enjoy a perfect view of the shelter grounds.

The wooden bench swing was donated to La Posada in 2011. It resulted from a group effort by three gentlemen –Sgt. Jim Poe (Scoutmaster), Robert Pearson, and his assistant, Gabriel Hernandez. Robert raised $350 on his own to purchase a swing set kit. With his assistant, fellow senior Gabriel, and under the supervision of Sgt. Jim, Robert earned the Eagle Scout Award while attending Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas.

Many guests and years have come and gone, and this swing remains in great condition. The presence and availability of the swing provide a special comforting space at La Posada. With the gradual expansion of La Posada in the past 10 years, we hope to reproduce this quality space somewhere else on site. So often, our wonderful volunteers have committed themselves to countless acts of service to benefit La Posada and those we serve. We are hopeful a new group of volunteers will sign up for this gratifying project. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 956-264-3300 or email at for more information.

Program Highlights

Clients assisted from July 1, 2020 – May 7, 2021 (Fiscal Year):

Clients assisted from May 1, 2021- May 7, 2021 

The following five (5) Countries of Origin represented in May:
El Salvador