Third Annual Hawgin’ for Haiti

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Join us for this fun BBQ to support feeding, educating and empowering Haitian children. We’ll have whole hog, brisket, BBQ chicken tacos and ribs smoked by award-winning BBQ pitmasters Tenacious Q and Craft BBQ. $30 per person or $100 per …

Trip Postponed

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I had hoped to travel to Haiti in mid September in order to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the founding of our schools in Mathieu. My daughter-in-law, Megen, a professional photographer and videographer, was planning to accompany me in order …

An Oath for Compassionate Service

An Oath for Compassionate Service

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When I was a young boy of elementary school age, I devoted one summer to raising money for a local charity. There was a large used clothing reception center in our neighborhood and on the large bins placed to receive …

Every Day Is a Beautiful Day in Haiti.

Every Day Is a Beautiful Day

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Haiti is a mess. That is nothing new. I suppose it has always been a mess. The tragic sadness of this comment is intensified when one realizes that Haiti is the second oldest Republic in our hemisphere. She declared herself …

From the Founder – August 18

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Jonathan M Katz reveals in this morning’s New York Times that the United Nations has finally admitted responsibility for something everyone has known for years. The cholera epidemic, which took the lives of 10,000 Haitians and sickened hundreds of thousands, …

Thoughts from John Porter

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Upon leaving Haiti, former Attorney General Ramsey Clark once said, “The history of Haiti will break your heart. Knowing it, the weak will always despair, but the caring will strive to break the chains of tragedy.” These simple words provide …

Matthieu

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The annual cost of education for each child at Matthieu is roughly $100, which importantly includes a mid-day meal, often the only meal these children will receive. On a visit with American students in 2009, we were all surprised to …