San Francisco resident and borderless burner director Carmen mark spoke with volunteers at the site of a home reconstruction project in Pisco, Peru.Ran on: 04-06-2008 Kamen mark of San Francisco coordinates volunteer work in Pisco, Peru.She is the head of the burner Borderless Organization, which grew up from burning people who helped earthquake relief in South American countries.San Francisco resident and borderless burner director lessCarmen Mauk spoke with volunteers at the site of a home reconstruction project in Pisco, Peru.Ran on: 04-06-2008 Kamen mark of San Francisco coordinates volunteer work in Pisco, Peru.She is the head of the burner Borderless Organization, which grew up from burning people who helped earthquake relief in South American countries.Less Carmen Mauk stand on the flipWhen she investigated a city destroyed by Level 8, she fell over a pile of broken bricks.0 earthquake."People are losing their resources," said the San Francisco resident ."."They are still waiting for their lot to be cleared --They won't get the help of the government until then."Mauk is the head of the San Francisco non-profit without borders burner, which is helping Peruvians clean up the ruins so they can start rebuilding.In 2005, after hundreds of volunteers at the annual burn-in arts festival, the borderless burner organization grew up from temporary relief --The man who calls himself a burnerMiss, helped Biloxi.Residents after Hurricane KatrinaSince then, Burners has been involved in more than a dozen rescue projects, including a coat event for homeless people in London, debris cleanup after the Southern California fire, reconstruction work in the tsunami --Thailand has been hit hard by emergency floods in Nevada.The group raised more than $54,000 for the Pisco projectParticipants from the burning people mainly through the Internet.In Peru, most burners come from the Gulf region and work with 154 volunteers from 23 countries and humanitarian groups such as the ICRC and Médecins Sans Frontieres."We're not a disaster-Mauk said he is the only paid employee of the group."We are an organization that finds gaps and fills them.On August, an earthquake struck the southern coast of Peru, killing 500 people and displaced 50,000.The earthquake destroyed 80% of the city of Picco, a 116,000-member city near the epicenter.In the city center, 148 people died when the city cathedral collapsed, and it looked like it was bombed.out war zone.Eight months later, there was still rubble and dust scattered around him.The woven reed and the walls of the fragile tarps are what many residents call home, and are the only protection they have against harsh desert winds and hordes of thieves.Last night, at the center camp, a yellowAs a painted concrete house at the group's headquarters, about 40 burners decorated with nose rings, braids and lines ate a hearty vegetarian meal under several nine-fold trees.Half by the table.Sit in a dozen carts when ready.The sound of heavy trucks carrying loads of rubble came from the water --Wall painting GardenSome volunteers say this arid area in northern Peru reminds them of the Burning Man site in Nevada.Most objects are surrounded by constant wind and desert dust, and sometimes fail tools.As the work team came together and then broke up to do a variety of different jobs, the new volunteers were added to the mix.Roger Ryan, flight instructor from Portland, Oregon, said: "The Fireman environment is the best international rescue work training ground in the world .".He has been cleaning up the ruins of Picco since January.Oakland engineer Jason Brulotte wants to train a local mechanic to convert a diesel engine into vegetable oil and eventually develop a micro-engineThe alternative fuel industry."This is what I want to do all my life," he said ."."I can come here and do something that no one in the United States will let me do.S.We are the social conscience that grows from the burning community."Rich Gellert, a resident of Santa Cruz who owns a corporate hydrological system that produces water filters, donated a reverseosmosis water-Purification system at headquarters of Burers Pisco.When volunteers end their efforts at some point this summer, the organization will donate equipment to a primary school if school officials choose to sell pure water to provide clean water and sources of income for students.Carpenter Sam broch from Lake Tahoe designed a concrete unit to help the family jumpStart rebuildingIt combines water tanks, kitchen and bathroom connections and sewer connections to provide them with the heart of a new house and sanitation system when earthquake victims are rebuilt."It can be built with unskilled labor.This is the key-"Families can do a lot of things themselves," Bloch said ."."It allows people to walk out of tents and build their houses."At Abraham valdaloma Primary School, the burner built a new library, donated 1,000 books and drew a bright mural depicting a colorful map of the world.St Clement Elementary School near Pisco trash canand rubble-On the scattered beach, volunteers are finishing work on a refurbished building that replaces the collapsed structure.The Peruvian government estimates that more than 1,500 classrooms still need to be rebuilt.Although Burner volunteers contribute $5 a day, living in a crowded environment, often sick from stomach problems, taking advantage of holidays or quitting work to work in Pisco, most people say it is worth it."You can't stop working once you come here and see the need," says Jimmy Levy, a resident of Lake Tahoe, who is a burner without the bodes Peru project coordinator.