HELP REBUILD PORT SALUT HAITI

$5,740 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 56 people in 16 months
FRIENDS - JACQUES GEORGES HAS STARTED THIS FUNDRAISING EFFORT AND NEEDS YOUR HELP! 

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS AND WATCH THE ATTACHED VIDEO   http://YouTube.com/watch?v=TDHy-MIF7nw

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On October 2nd through October 4th, 2016, Haiti endured arguably the worst natural disaster since the 2010 earthquake. Hurricane Matthew, a powerful category 4 storm, devastated the south-western region of the country. Among the hardest hit areas are Port Salut, Les Cayes, and Jeremy. Close to 900 people are reported dead, to date. Unfortunately, the tragedy does not end there.

WHY YOU SHOULD DONATE:

It has been reported that nearly ninety percent (90%) of the buildings in Port Salut, including homes, schools and hotels, have been completely destroyed. Thousands of families, including children, are now literally sleeping out on the streets – exposed to the elements. I have personally met many of them through my frequent travels to Port Salut -- people like Adeline, a mother of four; Rochlene, a young mother of two; Paul Dely, a father of four, just to name a few. Their homes and belongings were completely destroyed by the storm. These heart breaking stories are repeated thousands of times in Port Salut.

ABOUT ME AND HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE USED

My name is Jacques Georges. I was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Those of you who know me well have heard my stories about my love for Port Salut, its natural beauty and the kind, welcoming people who call this once vibrant, coastal town home.  

My goal is to raise enough funds to help re-build 5 homes in Port Salut. I have secured the commitment of an architect and engineer who will donate his services towards this endeavor. My goal is to help 5 families with children get off the streets. These homes are modest and do not cost much to build.

Photos and videos of the projects will be shared via email.

Thank you all in advance for your contributions. Please share this with friends. 

Sincerely,

Jacques Georges
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Another picture from the third home.
It's good to be home! Very nice family.
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It has been a few months since I provided an update on the status of the homes. The fact that I rely largely on volunteers had slowed things down a bit.

The third home is now complete and that family of five has completely moved in from the crowded shelter.
Pictures to follow.

That is now three homes built and three families who now have a place to stay from this small movement.

My goal of building five homes for deserving families who were rendered homeless by Huricane Matthew almost a year ago seemed like a lot when I took on this cause. Because of your support I am more than half way there.

While the cameras and the focus on this most important issue have moved on to other things, the day to day challenges for the displaced families are just as real today as they were almost a year ago.

Your continued support is much appreciated. Together we have made a significant difference. Please help keep this going by donating and sharing.
The 3rd Home Built
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House #2 Update - This house is now up and fully covered. We will be adding the finishing touches in te coming weeks.

Please continue to support this effort in any way you can.

Please stay tuned for additional updates on house #1 and house #3.
House #2
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The foundation on house #2 is now complete. We will start on the walls on Monday.
Foundation for Home #2
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$5,740 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 56 people in 16 months
Created October 10, 2016
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$250
Cathie Pike
12 months ago

Thank you for your generosity towards helping others. May your second house be built soon.

BD
$50
Barbara and Dennis Dobbyn
15 months ago

For our neighbors in Haiti!

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