On 10 March 2011, volunteers from the 429th Expeditionary Operations Squadron located at the U.S. Forward Operating Location (USFOL) on Curacao continued developing a long-term project to engineer and maintain a vegetable garden for a local orphanage. Upon completion, this garden will serve as a constant subsidizing tool for Siloam’s operating budget by enabling them to grow some of their own produce.
Brother Herman, director of Siloam stated, "We are grateful and excited for this project. We appreciate the American military personnel for their unselfish and generous support." The USFOL, through the Chapel services team, continues to support this project primarily through volunteer labor. "We are looking forward to this dedicated relationship, through our continued efforts with Siloam, to help Brother Herman and his outreach obtain a steady level of self-sustainment," said Lt Col Dan Pence, USFOL Director of Operations. "We are pleased to offer our time and effort for Siloam to become increasingly self-sufficient." Community donations are also welcome to support this worthy organization as the project progresses.