Evacuate 8 Canadian Nurses from Haiti

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8 nurses went to Petit Paradis in Grand Goave, Haiti to volunteer on a foundation called Hope Grows. We are on a compound that has a church, school, clinic, and feeding program and we came to help the community of Grand Goave. Currently, we are stranded here because we are about an hour away from Port-au-Prince where the violent protest is and they have set up barriers on the roads to get to the airports. The airport is in Port-au-Prince.

It is unlikely we will pass those barriers without being harmed. If we made it to Port-au-Prince they can keep up hostage. The people of Haiti are getting very desperate and will do anything to get a change in their government and president. The Canadian Embassy in Haiti is closed and calls are being directed to Ottawa but there has been no answer. 
      We are currently rationing everything; food, water, essentials until we can get out of here. We are expecting to run out of cell service soon as they run on fuel which we cannot get because during the riots the gas stations have been burned down. 
 
Air Canada has added a flight on Monday for Canadians to fly to Montreal but if we reach the airport on Sunday when the riots are paused we cannot stay overnight in the airport and will be forced into the unpredictable streets of Port-au-Prince. As a solution if we fly by helicopter to the airport on Monday morning, we will be safer. 

Hope Grows team of nurses included Lisa Sturdy, Lauren Davey, Charline Ramgotra, Kirsten Nieminen, Marie Nieminen, Tracy Hotta, Aundrea Trevors, and Katherine Fitzo'Niel. 

Please support us in the cost of the helicopter and help us escape. 

Update: The funds raised will be sent to the team in Haiti once the goal is reached. The funds will be withdrawn directly into one of the team members accounts. The team will then be able to pay for the helicopter on Monday morning to escort them safely to the airport so that they may return home. Any remaining funds will be donated in full to Hope Grows Haiti. Thank you for getting these amazing people home safe. 

Below are some links about the danger we face
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-missionaries-haiti-trapped-1.5020732
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/haiti-quebec-canada-stranded-1.5019136
https://miami.cbslocal.com/video/3981582-unrest-in-haiti-claims-several-lives/
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Hello again to everyone that donated to help bring back our team, they have landed at Pearson!!!!!!!
Thank you so much for the love and support that you all shared. This truly could not have been possible without any of you.
I am sure more will be shared when the remaining funds raised are donated to Hope Grows, but for the mean time..
Welcome home to our incredible nurses❤️
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message from the team:
"Thank you so much to everyone who donated and kept us in their thoughts and prayers. We are all so grateful to you.
Any excess funds will go to go towards Hope Grows to feed, educate and clothe the community of Grande Goave, Haiti."
As we are now closing the campaign an update will be shared when all members of our team are home safe. Thank you again to everyone that donated! Don't forget that the remaining funds will go to Hope Grows Haiti. If you would like to contribute any more to this amazing cause a link will be provided to Hope Grows donation page. Thank you for the huge part you all had in bringing these nurses home!!
https://www.hopegrows.ca/your-support/donate-now/
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Hello friends and family of our team in Haiti! Thank you everyone for your donations this has made the team so happy and grateful for all of us! I am just posting again to let everyone know that any money not used to get our amazing team out safely will be donated in full to Hope Grows Haiti! Thank you everyone this means so much.

Also, I have been sending along every single one of the messages so the team is hearing you!

Thanks again,
Lauren Kennedy
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a message from the team
"Thank you for all of the donations, please keep the people of Haiti in your thoughts and prayers as they are suffering"
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