Thursday, October 7, 2010
As I prepare to return to Nashville this week I want to provide just a brief update of what has been happening these past few weeks for H.E.R.O. In Haiti. As previously mentioned we rented a house in Port-au-Prince that will serve as our temporary residence for children until our permanent development is built. While we have already identified 9 potential children to welcome into our temporary residence, there has been a delay with regard to completing the appropriate paperwork to become a registered residence for street children and orphans in Haiti. While our lawyer has assured us that this is only a minor delay, it is difficult knowing that there are children out there that need our services. However, this extra time will ensure that we have made the necessary preparations for the children, procured the needed supplies, and truly worked with our staff here to create a program that will effectively and efficiently house, educate, and rehabilitate the children of Haiti.
I would like to thank all of those that have donated towards our goal of raising $100,000 Dollars in 100 Days. We are half way to our goal! We have a team from the United States coming at the end of October to complete a survey of the donated land and to begin putting together the site plan for the development. Additionally, the Airform for construction of the EcoShells has been ordered and is in Miami awaiting transport to Haiti. If all goes well, we will begin the construction of the H.E.R.O. Residence for Street Children and Orphans in November. We are counting on all of you, our supporters, to help us reach our goal of raising $100,000 dollars to make this happen!
As always, if you have any questions or comments about our work in Haiti or have ideas for fundraisers or other ways you would like to help, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org We hope that you will join us in our efforts to serve the most disenfranchised youth in Haiti.