Change can happen in an instant, and it has. The lawlessness and gang violence that dominates Haiti’s capital city has reached its hilly suburbs. Haiti is in crisis, and the chaos is knocking on the door of the orphanage and school. Our ability to continue investing in the lives of our Haitian children is at risk and our safety plans have accelerated.
We need to immediately build a “safe house” by converting the top floor of a building into a bulletproof space with stocked supplies. We need security cameras and floodlights to illuminate nearly 7 acres of property to alert us to armed trespassers. And we need to hire more trained and armed security guards.