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.
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.