My trip to Haiti this week was exhilarating!
5 long years of plane rides, events, meetings, draining the bank account (pretty often) and many pains. I am proud to say it worked!
38 staff and volunteers
The systems is operating beautifully.
That's not to say there is not lot of work ahead of us.
On October 29th and October 30th, we will be rolling out the first part of our plan to take our mission in Haiti to the next level.
We will be doing 2 concerts that will help raise cash and awareness to provide resources that will help rescue kids off the streets..
The Ragbirds and Project 418 will be holding 2 special events to making "True-Real-Change" in the world.
We are calling it the Solutionary Alliance.
October 29 = The Barn
More info: http://bit.ly/2df3xps
Oct 30 = The Church
More info: http://bit.ly/2dUfnax
We are also excited to be working with Ben, Lucas, and Jeff Daniels of 2188 Studios on the filming of our documentary
Please join us in creating Solutions to this dark but very beautiful planet.
Our team will be home this evening.
They have accomplished so much in such short time!
Our team arrived
safely in Haiti on
Last night they helped package up some of the 7,500 lbs of rice and 2,200 lbs of beans that we have purchased for community aid through our partnership with Greater Impact Foundation. We distributed food to 275 families yesterday using just the Haitian team. Last Saturday, this same team distributed food to 300 families. Our teams will distribute food tomorrow to over 800 families in 2 locations as a relief from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
Today, they visited a local school and met with the leaders who are doing a great job at making a difference in Haiti and giving hope for a bright future to their students.
They have been busy!
Pastor Joe Jeffreys and his associate, Terri Drenth of The FCC (First Congregational Church Of Chelsea) will be joining us on a visit to Haiti today
The congregation collected over 200 pairs of shoes and a ton of school supplies!
Thank you FCC for your generosity!
Our staff is busy having fun with clean up on the grounds after the hurricane. Singing songs while they chop away in the Haitian way!
We are so thankful that none of our children, staff, or friends we're harmed in the disaster left in Hurricane Matthew's path.
We were able to purchase 3000 lbs of rice as the result of some generous donors. ❤️ Our partner (Tony Palmissano of Greater Impact Foundation) organized a community relief program to bring food aid to the Fort Jacques community that was hit pretty hard agriculturally by the hurricane. We have also stocked both orphanages!
We are so thankful!
In the mountains of Haiti we the residents of the
quiet town of Fort Jacques prepared for
None of us could've perceived
the devastation to come
As a non profit we have 3 facilities in Haiti
2 orphanages housing 70 children and
a missions house with a total of 39 staff..
The storm took down 90 % of our trees
2 acres of crops used to supplement food
Our 600 gallon water tank blown off the roof into a neighbors yard with all the attached plumbing
leaving us no clean drinking water.
The satellite dish also blew off the roof.
All electric wires were broken by fallen trees.
We have a lot of damage to the roof.
There is water damage inside the house due to flooding, and
structural damage to the building
Clean up will take much effort!
When the storm ends we will do a walk through and evaluate more thoroughly.
We went down to visit a local artist on Thursday, December 3rd.
I am standing on the balcony, drinking in color and the gravity of the landscape of where we have been led. Feeling small. Feeling the adventure and free fall of faith. Feeling so much gratitude for the invitation to come away with the One who writes the story. If personified, He would have His arm around me pointing with the other at every individual walking, living, breathing, and saying to me with happy and affectionate eyes, "that one is mine". - Suzei Povlich (Dec. 4th - Hope Center, Citè Soleil)