November 12 – 13, 2016
Helping our family in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew
Hurricane Matthew ravaged eastern Haiti October 3- 5, 2016. Death toll estimates range from 546 to 1600 people.
Our 39 young ones are safe and unhurt; but our extended family – the parents, siblings and relatives of our kids and staff – are in dire need.
Haiti, again, must pick up the pieces
by MItch Albom | October 16, 2016
PORT-AU-PRINCE – They cowered inside the tent, the rain pounding like a million drumsticks, the wind a dragon’s howl. And then, suddenly, the night sky was stark above them…. continue»
With your generosity, a trip to Jérémie and surrounding areas was funded & organized.
Alain Charles, director at Have Faith Haiti, visits with his mother in Jérémie. This is the first time he has been able to see her since Hurricane Matthew hit.
Unfortunately, the condition of the roads proved too much for the van to continue on to the areas closer to the coast. Two motorbikes were hired and loaded with supplies get to Pestelt. That is where the family of Miss Bonita, a laundress at the Mission, resides.
Alain speaks with a mother of five whose home was destroyed.
We tried to reach all family members of our staff including that of Miss Michou, a nanny, just outside of Jérémie, Nanny Miss Doudou’s family in Dame-Marie, as well as the families Miss Lorraine our cook, and Mr. Michel, a teacher. Most journeys were only possible by motorbike. When the road proved too much for bikes, they continued on foot.
Unfortunately, we were unable to reach the families of Miss Bonita and Mr. Michel, a handyman, in Pestel by bike or foot. The roads were impossible to traverse.
Our efforts here just the start, even if newsrooms have moved on. Hurricane Matthew displaced more than 175,000 people. We expect to soon take in more children.