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February 19, 2010 – Haiti Update

February 19, 2010 – Haiti Update

I just returned from over 3 weeks in Haiti. I am home because there are things in my own life that need attention, but my heart is still in Haiti. The needs there are tremendous.

* Peter stayed behind to continue the work we started, Eddie and Djeune of course are there all the time. We have been feeding all the patients, families and hospital staff at Brenda hospital for over 1 week now. We will continue to do that as long as we can and as long as its needed. We have been providing as many as 200 meals a day for about $100.00 US.
* We are working feverishly to finish the girls orphanage so that have a place for the many orphans that have no where else to go.

* We have plans underway to purchase and ship more containers that will be converted into new homes for displaced families. We are cooperating with UN officials to find the most effective way to implement our “Homes for Haitians” program.
* We have several more orthopedic doctors arriving Saturday to continue follow up surgeries and care for then many victims that still need help.
* We have several more plane loads of supplies arriving over the next few days.
* We are actively collecting crutches, walkers, and canes to be shipped next week.
* Please donate all you can, as often as you can to one of our projects. All proceeds will go directly to help the people of Haiti!

Help us turn “Shipping Containers Into New Homes for Haiti’s Earthquake victims!”

Our original design for our new girls home uses shipping containers that are converted with windows, doors, a thatched roof for shade, new paint. As it turns out, this is also an excellent alternative for a new home for the thousands whose homes were destroyed in the earthquake. Our container homes are earthquake proof, hurricane proof, when finished according to our design, they are cool, comfortable, long term low maintenance homes.

Our goal is to acquire as many containers here in the US as possible, here we have a huge surplus of containers, we can purchase them here for about $1,200.00. We will offer the use of those containers for anyone shipping supplies to Haiti. Once the supplies are unloaded in Haiti, the container will then be delivered to sites where we can help local people turn their containers into homes!

One Response to “February 19, 2010 – Haiti Update”

  1. Vitor says:

    I reposted this on my blog a few days ago, it’s such a bfaetiuul idea. People soon forget about disasters when the worst has blown over, but don’t stop to think about the devastation left behind.I saw your talk today at Leeds College of Art and loved hearing more about it, and all your other work. I appreciate it was a wonderful opportunity and I’m very grateful that you came! I’m more the type of person who will make a comment on your blog or in an email rather than in person due to my shyness! But I’d just like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet you and hear what you have to say, and I will never forget this day :) Thank you for signing my copy of ‘This Is For You’ too!Hope you had a safe trip back to London,Rebecca.

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