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Guayaquil on My Mind

We’re finalizing details for the Guayaquil, Ecuador work serve trip next summer. I’m sifting through all the pictures from our trip back in August and as the weather turns frosty here in Northwest Pennsylvania I think of the beautiful heat of the Ecuador. I stayed with our co-founder Veronica Plua’s mom while in Ecuador. Vero […]


Who Knew? Peru!

I fell in love with Peru and I can’t wait to go back. I actually can’t wait to bring my whole family back and can’t wait until my boys are old enough to appreciate and remember such an epic family excursion. Who knew the place that would capture my heart more than any, would be […]

The South American Tour de USC

I just got back from an exhilarating whirlwind trip down to South America. The sights, the sounds, the smells and oh…the food! It was a complete sensory overload of the best kind. The first stop was Guayaquil, Ecuador to visit United Service Corps co-found Veronica Plua Rutkowski’s family. Leaving from Miami and landing in Guayaquil […]


United Service Corps is Official

Welcome to non-profit land United Service Corps! We received the letter of acceptance of our 501c3 application in early June. I felt like I was opening a college acceptance letter. The envelope was thick! That was a good sign! Inside the letter stated the most beautiful opening phrase I could have seen, “We are pleased […]