Relief for Haïti

$2,165 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 31 months

My name is Johanne Dorvilias and I want to do my part to help out my family and friends in my hometown of Petit Goave in Haiti. Although I now live in Seattle, I will always call Petit Goave home. Just a few days ago, Hurricane Matthew devastated many in my hometown, leaving them without food, water or even safe shelter. It breaks my heart to be so far from my family and my home when they need help the most. It is my mission to go back to Haiti and give back to my hometown by helping them recover from this disaster. I want to set up a soup kitchen to feed those in need while those in Petit Goave start the process of rebuilding. I am asking for your support to help fund my soup kitchen in Petit Goave. Every penny donated will go directly to providing food and supplies for my soup kitchen. As we saw after the devastation of the Earthquake in 2010, the relief effort was chaotic, devastating, and anything but coordinated. Many aid organizations were collecting donations to help with the relief efforts, but many in my hometown did not receive the benefit of those efforts or donations. That is why I feel compelled to be there in person and do what I can to help those in need. I love to cook and providing food to during this dark time is more than just providing much needed nutrition, it is also providing love and comfort when they need it most. With your support, my soup kitchen will provide the direct relief that the people of Petit Goave need and deserve right now.
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Tuesday October 4th, Hurricane Matthew made landfall to Haiti with wind up 135mph destroyed southern peninsula. Including my town Petit Goave. More than 1000 died, many left with out homes, agriculture are flattened by the flood, communication were destroyed, Major roads are cut off. Since then help like medical, military personnel, Red Cross humanitarian aid and celebrities made it to Haïti, traveling to towns to help us recovery. We need all the help we can get. Now facing life threatening disease cholera. This devastation hit home hard for me. My heart goes out to my country. Read my story, try to understand and make difference, tell a friend. Help me go home.
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Over looking my beautiful (Ville) town Petit Goave. I lived 11years of my life in this town, and I still remember going to the gardin (garden) with my dad my mom to pick food for super, or harvest to sell to support the family. I remember my grandfather Rice mill. I grew up with rice fields, corn mais, mango trees, coconut trees, plantains, My uncle had sheep's Oh bees, we had fresh honey everyday. Fresh eggs, chickens, ducks. One my favorite memory there, in the evening us children would play Hide and seek, oh we will eat sugar canes. We played jump rope. My mom would make La bannen bouillie( plaintain pourage) and Juis corosaul..I missed my home everyday. I'm very sad that my country is going touch time. I'm so very sad that my town Petit Goave is going through a hard time, I prayed they hang in there. These memories will stay with me forever Haïti cherie!
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Cholera is the biggest problem right now, We need clean water.The death toll is rising, communication and power is still out. We need clean water, shelter, food.
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Most terrifying storm. Death toll up 100 people. Major roads are washed-up. Shelters and churches are over packed.
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$2,165 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 31 months
Created October 7, 2016
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MW
$10
Micheal Winniford
25 months ago
PS
$100
Pam Solhaug
29 months ago

Have a safe and productive trip Johanne!

DS
$200
Dr. Storer
29 months ago
KS
$50
Krysta Shove
29 months ago

Good luck Johanne! My thoughts are with you!

GM
$100
George Myers
29 months ago
$350
Anonymous
29 months ago
SJ
$500
S L James
30 months ago
LS
$50
Lara Sukol
30 months ago

Have a great trip!!!!

DK
$50
David Kenyon
31 months ago
NH
$50
Nicole Hommer
31 months ago
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