Rebuilding in Haiti: Community Caring for KidsJulie Smith
On the morning of August 14, 2021, news spread like wildfire that a 7.2 magnitude earthquake had hit the southwestern part of Haiti. Just as efforts got underway to deliver essential supplies to our local church partners and the people impacted, Tropical Storm Grace provided a second devastating blow to the area.
Your prayers and donations generously poured in, enabling tons upon tons of food, tarps, and supplies to arrive in the hands of our brave and dedicated local leaders. In the aftermath, God answered our prayers and shielded every single one of our church partners and the children and families they serve from injury and death.
With our partners and those served safe and well supplied, now we are ready to focus our efforts on rebuilding and restoring the community. Our first project will start with the reconstruction of the school and facilities in La Hatte. Children returning to the classroom this fall will be able to learn in a safer, healthy environment with a permanent roof over their heads.
As funding and scheduling allows, we will also address the needs of children living in temporary shelters. Rather than recreate the same community that existed before the disaster, our ministry and its partners are reimagining care for children by introducing a healthier family-style solution. Watch this video to learn more:
This work will be a multi-phased, multi-year effort supporting the vulnerable kids and families impacted by the disaster. You can be a part of this incredible season of renewal by making a donation today. 100% of your donation will go directly to this effort. We truly appreciate all the love you share with the people of Haiti!