On our way to visit the Angels of Medellin, we saw the ramshackle huts made of pieces of wood, corrugated metal and other discarded materials stacked along the hillside.
A spot of turquoise paint, laundry airing out to dry or colorful flagging provided a kind of charm for this neighborhood called the Gift of God.
An expat from Jersey named "Marcos" is exactly that--- a gift of love-- for the children as an unpaid director of Angels of Medellin, a program helping the poor and displaced children and their families run by volunteers.
He lives in Medellin, Colombia for eight years and travels on public transportation north of Medellin to the township of Bello, also called Santa Domingo, and helps those in poverty with food, clothing, medicine, education and a safe place to play.
Marcos has a big heart and is the real deal.
You can check out Angeles de Medellin on Facebook and You Tube to see and help the beautiful children of Bello, outside or Medellin, Colombia. You can volunteer for one day, one week or what works best for you.