Mission Trip to Haiti March, 2012
We took our Annual Mission Trip March 1 - 8, 2012. We visited the three homes that were built in late 2011. Two were built in Blanchard and the third house was built on the land we purchased in Jacmel. This was the first of hopefully four houses we will build in Jacmel. We helped paint one of the homes in Blanchard and gave "Welcome" bags to the new home owners filled with toiletries and supplies, along with homemade pot holders donated by Tammy Robinson. We also handed out bags filled with items to the previous 10 homeowners. Tammy also donated some homemade quilts which went to kids at "Wings of Hope" a home for disabled children and sewing bags, filled with sewing supplies for the trade school. Thank You, Tammy. To read more about the trip, please Click on Haiti Trip 2012
Mission Trip to Haiti March, 2013
We took our Annual Mission Trip March 15 - 22, 2013. Once Again we visited the two new homes that were built in late 2012, by Houses For Haiti. One was built in Blanchard and the other was built on our land in Jacmel, making it the second house to be built there. As customary, we helped paint the house in Blanchard and once again gave "Welcome" bags to the new home owners along with the previous homeowners, filled with toiletries and supplies. We also visited Mother Theresa's baby hospital and several Orphanges. To read more about the trip, please Click on Haiti Trip 2013.
Mission Trip To Haiti January, 2011
We took our Annual Mission Trip January 1 - 8, 2011. Two homes were built in Cite Soleil in 2010 - one for Lenes Pierre, a computer teacher at the school; the other for Lunise Simon, the sister of one of our previous recipients. We visited these families and helped paint Lunise Simon's house. While in Port-au-Prince, our Team also visited Three Angels Orphanage, where we handed out homemade quilts donated by Alice Woitas of Forest Lake, Minnesota. The orphanage was extremely appreciative of our donation…as they lost a considerable amount of inventory in the earthquake. Additional quilts were given to families in Jacmel and Cite Soleil. Thank you, Alice!!!
Mission Trip to Haiti May, 2010
On Sunday, May 30, 2010, our "rebuilding Team" consisting of Diane Albright, Eric Albright, Ryan Albright, Matt Cherne, Dawn Pfeffer and Linda Satriano headed to Port-au-Prince to assist in rebuilding efforts at St. Joseph's Home for Boys. Unbeknownst to the Team, the "rebuilding" consisted of "tearing down" St. Joeph's...by hand (the Haitian way). The Haitian crew, which has been employed for several months, knocked down walls with sledge hammers and our Team had to carry the pieces of cement in plastic buckets up a ramp to empty them onto a pile. After two days of work, it became obvious that the old fashioned "bucket brigade" method would be more effective, so the Team became part of the brigade. Despite the intense heat, the Team managed to put in four days of work by drinking copious amounts of water and applying lots of sunscreen.
One of the workers on the Haitian crew (Daniel Julien) is living in a tent city managed by Sean Penn. He took the Team to visit the tent city, which houses about 50,000 displaced Haitians. That was only one of many tent cities that are scattered throughout the city and countryside. There are approximately one million people living in tent cities. It is estimated that it may take up to five years before many of them will be able to leave for better housing. Many people are still buried in the rubble, as most Haitians do not have the financial ability to hire a crew to help with the tear down. As the pictures indicate, the Presidential Palace is still in the same condition as it was in January after the quake. Very little has been done to assist in rebuilding by the government. Praise the Lord that hundreds of volunteers from all over the world have pitched in to help with the efforts
Mission Trip to Haiti March, 2014
We took our Annual Mission Trip March 7 - 13, 2014. Once Again we visited the two new homes that were built in late 2013, by Houses For Haiti. One was built in Blanchard and the other was built in a new area called Repatriote.As customary, we helped paint the house in Blanchard and once again gave "Welcome" bags to the new home owners along with the previous homeowners, filled with toiletries, supplies, seeds and this year we added some dishes and hoes. To read more about the trip, please Click on Haiti Trip 2014.
Mission Trip to Haiti March, 2015
We took our Annual Mission Trip Feb 26 - March 5, 2015. Once Again we visited the two new homes that were built in late 2014, by Houses For Haiti. Both homes were built next to each other in Repatriote. As customary, we helped paint the houses and once again gave "Welcome" bags to the new home owners along with the previous homeowners, filled with toiletries, supplies, and seeds. One of the families had been living in a tent the last 5 years. Needless to say they were very excited to move into their new home.