Soaring Argentina exists to improve both the education and medical environments in the Cordoba
Province of Argentina, South America. Through gifts of hunters and other supporters, our social programs directly benefit the children and youth of Argentina,
as well as all who are in medical need.
Soaring Argentina is a 501c3 American non-profit organization based in the great state of Texas. We are pleased you are learning about our passion to meet the needs of the poor but proud people of this great country.
Wayne Graham has been a Worship Pastor for over 32 years, in four Texas churches. It was on mission trips to Buenos Aires that Wayne first developed a deep love for this country and its gracious people. Wayne’s wife of 36 years, also enjoys the rich heritage of Argentina. He has three grown children and 4 beautiful nietos (grandchildren).
David Wampler lives in Kerrville, Texas, and is a founding partner in Heritage Investment Management, LLP, a wealth management and investment advisory firm. David is active in ranching in west Kerr County, Texas and in community banking. He was an organizer of Guadalupe National Bank, NA, in Kerrville, where he serves as Vice Chairman of the Board. In his hunting and fishing travels around the world, David has seen first hand the benefits of partnership between clients, operators and local communities. David and his wife, Melissa, have two children, Blake and Ava.
Larry Ramming is a native of Houston Texas and a passionate supporter of Argentina as a result of many years of hunting, fishing and vacationing there. Larry is an active investor in the global oil & gas industry and was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Boots & Coots, the world renowned oil well fire fighting company and currently Chairman of the Board of Canyon Port, a full service oil & gas deep water Port facility in Port Aransas Texas and Canyon Port Trading in Houston Texas. Larry and family are committed supporters of several Children's oriented Charities thru The Ramming Family Partnership, LLC and are delighted to support this Argentine Charity.
Pablo is a mid-forties guy that has been a successful business man in the hunting and fishing industry for over 14 years. He is married to Silvia with three adorable children, Sofie, Juaquin and Emma. He is a brilliant businessman and cares deeply for those who work alongside him. He builds up everyone that is around him. It is his nature to do so. He started a completely new organization from zero to an amazing company that is ranked in the top of all hunting and fishing businesses. In his profound desire to help those around him he decided to create Soaring Argentina to meet local needs for education and medical care in his country in a very direct manner.
Our missions are to improve the level of education for elementary children by encouraging the continuing education to higher grades and to supply rural hospitals with medical equipment and supplies.
85% of all students in the Northern part of Cordoba Province do not continue with their studies past the age of 13, severely
limiting the career opportunities in life.
While the needs are many, our experience has shown a focus to increase achievement in primary and elementary schools places students on a path for greater ability to learn in later grades, and increases their opportunities for a highly productive career.
We seek to improve the education delivered by supplying schools with books, learning materials, clothing, art supplies and fostering parent involvement.
Education is our first goal and medical needs are a close second. We desire to deliver greatly needed medical equipment and
supplies to hospitals located in rural areas where adequate medical care is currently unavailable.
Through working with U.S. based ministries, gently used and refurbished medical equipment can be acquired and shipped to Argentina in a cost-effective manner. Medical equipment is difficult to come by and is very expensive in Argentina. We desire to raise significant funds to cover the acquisition and shipping of items such as hospital beds, infusion pumps, respirators, X-ray machines, oxygen sensors, general medical supplies and basic hospital furniture.
You can be involved in many ways. As Americans travel to Argentina, transporting children and youth clothing that has been donated is a
great blessing to those in need.
Giving liberally to Soaring Argentina is also a way to strengthen the impact in both education and medical support. Your gift can be given in the U.S. and is a tax-deductible expense. We have an initial goal of $25000 to send the first shipping container full of medical equipment to Argentina.
We are also looking for sponsors for 12 children who have shown interest, desire and aptitude to continue their studies in High School. Could you be one of these sponsors? There are four levels of commitment:
If you have traveled to Argentina dove hunting or fly fishing, you have already experienced the many unique wonders this lovely country has
to offer. Perhaps it was the culture, the food, the beautiful country or the kind-hearted exchanges with those who served you. What a rich blessing you will receive
by giving something back in exchange for what you have already received.
Will you join us and help Argentina SOAR to new heights?
We are used to thinking that people with great necessities are far away from the big cities we live and spend our lives in. I’ve lived in Cordoba City for most of my life and I never realized that only three hours away from my cozy home, children live and study in such conditions. When Pointer introduced me to the work this great group of kind-hearted people do in Soaring constantly, I was, to say the least amazed. Behind the scenes, there are great lengths of effort to improve education and health in the countryside of our beautiful country. On April 23rd I was introduced to who is probably one of the most selfless and dedicated teachers of Cordoba. Monica and her husband Marcelo take care and teach to 3 joyful kids every day and their students are the most polite children I’ve ever met, and I think this is a reflection of the dedication and love Monica adds when teaching them.
Monica and Marcelo have to stay in the school overnight when it rains since the roads to the nearest town are impossible to use because of the lack of infrastructure. Thanks to donations of Pointer Outfitters’ guests, we got to buy new mattresses for them to sleep in when this happens. I can’t begin to describe how grateful they were.
That day we talked a lot about what we can do to help and they told us that what we do, no one else is willing to. Lots of people here think that giving to charity means getting rid of your old stuff to help someone in need. And a lot of this goes into it, but what we tend to forget is what they need the most is to not be left out. Monica thanked us more times than I could count on gifting them our time to transform their school into a place they now look forward to going to.
We painted the whole school with vibrant colors, cleaned up everything the classroom, and bedroom, and arranged plenty of English/Spanish story books our American guests brought for them.
The rest of the year for Soaring volunteers is all about organizing and planning ahead. That’s why on the days prior to this mission, we spent most of our time sorting through school supplies, clothing donations, planning activities to share with the children. And let me tell you, the look on their faces was priceless. We are used to seeing children who have the latest toys, the coolest school supplies, a snack for recess every day, and no concerns, and I think that’s something that every child should have access to.
All in all, the first day of the mission was greatly rewarding. I went back home feeling humbled, but concerned at the same time thinking about what else we can do to keep lending a helping hand to these amazing kids. That’s why I’m inviting you to get involved. There are a lot of ways you can help! If you’ve booked a hunting trip with Pointer Outfitters, you can bring clothes, school supplies, books, cash donations. It may seem that is not that much for you, but all the donations we can get adds up and allows us to continue helping them. You can sponsor children who have shown interest, desire, and aptitude to continue their studies in high school. We can also use help with painting supplies, and if you want to be a volunteer and get to know this wonderful kids and teachers, you are more than welcome to join us!
Will you join us and help Argentina soar to new heights?
Volunteer at Soaring Argentina
Sales Department at Pointer Outfitters, Argentina.
We are offering a free hunting trip to anyone who will join us in these efforts.
For more information about this offer and our missions, please contact Wayne Graham, a key supporter in helping with this local mission. You may contact him at any time for further information.