Volunteer Vacations: Making Connections

Rather than dozing on the beach, this father and daughter took a trip to the Caribbean to assist impoverished villagers

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When Rich Warwick, a graphic designer from Kansas City (Kan.) was planning to take his 16-year-old daughter on a vacation to the Dominican Republic, he steered clear of the world-class resorts and beaches. Instead, he opted for painting houses in the 90-plus-degree heat in a small, poverty-stricken village about 60 miles from the Haitian border where the villagers spoke no English.

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