So hopefully I can remember everything I wrote prior because I accidentally changed windows and lost the new blog!
Anyway good news Emily/ Caleb’s House will be taking on **EDIT**2 more beautiful children Christela 6 months and Stephanie who is 6 months. Sadly Stephanies’s mother passed away on Saturday but she will have a great and loving home at Caleb’s House.** Hime For Help has partnered up with another organization and was offered land to build on! yay. As Emily said
“Now we just need to work our butts off to find the funding to do so.. But ..It is official.. We will be moving to Ouanaminthe :)”
The good news just keeps on rolling in, I went to the U.S. yesterday to pick up the mosquito netting there was 2 huge boxes… I don’t know why I was so surprised it was 100 Lbs. anyway thanks Kurt and www.mosquitocurtains.com. While I was there some vinyl’s/stickers came in from www.vinyldisorder.com so we can give some kids some like things to play with. While I was in the States I was able to visit some old friends from school, and was at my friends Hole in the wall bar and told her about my plan for Haiti and she was ecstatic and tossed me a donation without hesitation which I’m not surprised she’s a great Gal. While at the bar I got talking with gentleman sitting next to me about Haiti and then he told me how he did some work in Baghdad doing architectural engineering, and later handed me his card saying to get in touch with him if we ever needed an addition/ building a new facility and that he may know some people who would be happy to help out for free!
I have to say during this whole adventure of raising money to help get to Haiti and getting supplies donated I’ve met some amazing people!
I have started brainstorming and asking people for help to put together some benefit dinners/ BBQ’s and I’ve had a lot of positive results. I went to my church recently and asked if I could use their gym to hold a dinner and I’m just waiting on a response on that, I was also thinking of having a BBQ after a Sunday service. One of my other friends may have snagged a lead on a tribute group that has performers from Elvis to Bob Marley and even Adele that says they can get venues for free and don’t charge anything for charities. Any money raised would go straight towards my cause and Hime For Help. I’ve had a lot of people tell me about other fundraiser’s that friends and family have done and have raise incredible amounts of money; I’m not expecting it but I still have my fingers crossed and am praying, hopefully you can do the same! A few friends of mine have offered to donate things such as paintings and gift certificates for paintings, Gift Baskets, I will also head out to some stores once I have a firm date and place to see if they would donate some stuff such as gift passes etc…
Earlier I said I’ve been meeting amazing people along my journey and one of them is Seanna, she’s also working in Haiti as a sort of placement guide. Seanna helps people find placements/ lodging to help out in Haiti, yet another great soul :). Recently she posted on her Facebook page that a local artisan will be selling some bracelets to help support his family, these works of art are only 10 dollars and are really unique I’ve already purchased 2 for when they come in hopefully at the end of July. I will be purchasing 10 in July if you are interested in buying any or you can go straight to Seanna’s page and message here there! Haiti In My Heart
ONLY 10 Dollars!
I usually only post one quote but I really liked both of these.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”