The mission has been completed!! You can read some specific info we shared about the project below this update. This information in italics was written prior to the trip which was completed February 5-16, 2018. The Video Link will give you a 2 minute fast forward of the project. A few details you may wish to know:
- all the funds needed were raised to complete the project
- the team from Kingston was made up of 6 men
- local men helped accomplish the work on many levels
- all used items from the old roof were recycled to other purposes
- building materials were provided from merchants in Haiti
- the work was completed in just under 7 working days
- the fast forward video is a log of pictures taken every 30 seconds
In February 2018 a construction team will travel to the island of LaGonave in Haiti to “Raise the Roof.”
Our Community Development friends in Haiti are making a difference. Through the investment of WISH (West Indies Self Help) there is now local access to clean water, power for the local hospital, community programs for youth, and mentorship employment opportunities.
During the recent rounds of hurricanes to hit the Caribbean, the area of Anse a Galet where WISH functions has been largely spared major damage. However parts of the infrastructure could not handle a significant weather event. This preventative issue needs immediate attention to ensure the continued and growing local development in the community.
This year we are taking a team of workers to lead a roof replacement project on the WISH compound. Our team will partner with local workers to replace this leaking roof on one of the compound structures. In Early February 2018, we will travel to Anse a Galet to fulfill this project.
During this season of Advent, we are encouraging you to give generously to assist in the project to “Raise the Roof.” All gifts given will directly support the work on the ground in Haiti. You can give online, at our weekend events and at the kick off event for the fundraising our Christmas Banquet (Dec 3).
Our goal is $10,000 to cover the costs of materials and local labour. Join us as we invest in the long term development of this community in Haiti. Please note with your gift that you would like to support the “Raise the Roof Project.” Thanks for including this project in your giving this Christmas.
To give online click “GIVE” in the Menu and mention “Haiti Project” in the memo line
To give by e-transfer send your gift to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include “Haiti Project” in your memo line. (security answer: church)