Have Faith HaitiDelmas 33, Port-au-prince
**HURRICANE MATTHEW AND HAVE FAITH HAITI***
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.
“The roof just blew away,” says a 16 year-old girl, pointing where it used to be, “and then…” She makes a downward motion.
Her name is Stephanie Nelus. She and her family live in a tent city still here from the last natural disaster to hit Haiti, the 2010 earthquake, which shook the island from below. This time a devil from above, Hurricane Matthew, washed out a huge chunk of this troubled nation … keep reading»
Need to Help?
All prayers, thoughts, and support for Have Faith Haiti are needed, welcome, and received with our deepest thanks.
Donations may be made out to “Have Faith Haiti” and mailed to A Hole in the Roof Foundation at 29836 Telegraph Road
Southfield, MI 48034 or made online now by selecting GIVE below.
The Have Faith Haiti Mission is a special place of love and caring, dedicated to the safety, education, health and spiritual development of Haiti’s impoverished children and orphans. The Mission was founded in the 1980’s as The Caring and Sharing Mission. Since then, it has raised and cared for hundreds of children, some of whom now work there caring for the next generation.
Following the devastating earthquake of January, 2010, the mission fell upon hard times, and later that year, operations were taken over by author Mitch Albom and his A Hole In The Roof Foundation, and the name changed to Have Faith Haiti Mission, inspired partly by Albom’s book “Have a Little Faith.”
The goal of the mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for Haitian children who do not have one. Children are cared for medically, nutritionally, educationally and spiritually. They are taught in both French and English, with a goal of achieving at least a high school diploma. Christian prayer and guidelines are a part of their daily life, as is a sense of giving back to the mission though work and responsibility.
One Life Touches Another
Thank you for interest in the Have Faith Haiti Mission. I have been blessed to see much of the world; nowhere have I seen greater despair – or greater hope – than in Haiti. For relatively little money, we truly can save children. One life touches another and affects it indelibly. I have written that. I believe that. And this mission is proof of it. Bless you for your help.Mitch Albom
School . . . . . . . . . $22,000
Food Budget . . . . . .$17,000
Teaching Staff . . . . . $19,000
Medical, Dental . . . . $16,000
Water, Electric . . . . .$12,000
Security . . . . . . . . $6,000
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You Can Help
Have Faith Haiti Mission exists on donations. All money raised goes strictly into the operation of the mission, from purchasing food to paying for schoolbooks.
Latest News & Updates ↓
Mitch Albom is currently visiting the Have Faith Haiti Mission and will be sending updates. Here is one: This is what Jeremie, on the coast, looks like 10 days after Hurricane. Homes gone. No food. Crops blown away. Water, medicine, in dire short supply. Many of our...
A former volunteer currently in Haiti was able to visit the mission. The children are in good health and spirits. Some of the staff members are still waiting to hear from their family members on the south coast, which was hit the hardest and where all communication is...
While the worst of Matthew's storm potential has passed Haiti, the worst effects of the storm are still unknown as rescue workers are not yet able to get to the areas hardest hit--areas without the infrastructure and resources they need to endure the storm. Nor its...