Somos Amigos (We are Friends) began with a generous bequest to Bethlehem from the estate of John and Joan Hayes. The congregation decided to use half of the bequest to start a hands-on outreach ministry in northern New Mexico. In 2010 Building Kindness was established to provide minor homes repairs to low-income residents in our area using volunteer labor and discounted or donated materials.
In 2014 Building Kindness became Somos Amigos, an independent 501c3. The name has changed but the mission remains the same: to serve the poorest of the poor in our region by providing minor home repairs such as replacing doors and windows, building ramps for handicapped accessibility, and doing minor plumbing and electrical repairs. We seek to serve those who cannot pay for this work themselves. So our work is done with volunteer labor drawn from Los Alamos and the surrounding area. We are also seeking donated or discounted materials. For more information visit the Somos Amigos website: www.somosamigosnnm.org