Alternative break trip: Haiti


As many of you know I am currently a junior at Concordia University in Portland, OR studying Nursing with a minor in Psychology. I have been selected to go to Port-au-Prince, Haiti along with 9 other students and 2 staff advisors in May 2013.

The earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010 killed more than 220,000 people, and injured more than 300,000 people and left more than 1 million people homeless. As of today 519,000 people are still living in tents. The earthquake created about 10 million cubic meters of debris and as of today only half has been removed. Nearly 1 in 2 people (about 4.5 million) are food insecure.

On this trip we are partnering with Solid Rock church through Grace International which is a local organization working to rescue, restore and relieve Haiti after the debilitating earthquake in 2010. We will be assisting with feeding programs, medical and dental clinics, orphanages, educational institutions, refugee centers, and other local programs that are working to revive this community.

I am incredibly excited about being selected for this trip because I am committed to serving my community as well as serving those in need. I hope to make a difference in the lives of those who were affected by the 2010 earthquake. I know that this will be an incredible trip, full of eye opening experiences.

In order to go on this trip in am responsible for $2000 to cover the cost of transportation, food, housing and project supplies. I will be partaking in many fundraisers; however, I know that additional money will be needed. I hope that you will consider making a financial contribution to help me participate in this trip. ANY amount of money will be greatly appreciated and very helpful. Your donation will not only help me but it will also be an investment in improving the lives of those affected by the 2010 earthquake.

Thank you so much for your consideration and support. It is through the love and support of my family and friends that I feel so committed and able to serve others. If you have ANY questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

For online contributions (non-tax deductible donation) with a credit card, you may donate here at GoFundMe. If you prefer to send a check (tax-deductible donation) it can be made out to "Concordia University Alternative Break Program-Haiti" and sent to my address: 2811 NE Holman St, box #21, Portland OR 97211.

  • E. & B. Lexa 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 101 mos
  • Captain H. Shen & Asa 
    • $400 (Offline)
    • 101 mos
  • M&S Sheeler 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 101 mos
  • K&J Hadley 
    • $25 (Offline)
    • 102 mos
  • Paul & Alice Lamm 
    • $75 
    • 102 mos
See all


Rachel Funk 
Portland, OR
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more