Thursday, July 30, 2009
There is something about being Haitian or people who care about Haiti. I went to Asheville, NC last night to a fundraising called Haitian Creole picnic organized by Mission MANNA! It was pretty refreshing and they had some good food to. This fundraising was to help finding sponsors for trip and worms medicine for children in Haiti. This is an amazing organization that needs our support.
They have been around for 10 years working in Montrouis. It was a pleasure to meet one Haitian friend named Luxo and his wife Maggie they are good people with a heart for Haiti and I think that Maggie was the one or one of the persons who started this organization. Luxo is a very nice tall gentleman who even gave me a compilation of compas music on a CD Thanks Luxo! I was so glad! I am telling you, if you come to leave in a country where there are none of your fellow native at least in the city where you live you can feel country sick pretty quick and it can last for a long time. So any time and every time I get the opportunity to meet a fellow Haitian I jump on the occasion and make the best of it. I will encourage you to visit their website and see how you can be of a help to them. It is true that you might not be able to go to Haiti yourself due to circumstances that only know about, but you can still help by either sponsoring a project or supporting somebody who is doing such a tremendous work in this country of mine.
I met several other wonderful people and one of them is Dr. Wells know as Papa noel (santaclaus) in Haiti! He poured his heart to me about his love for Haiti and the Haitian people. Doctors can earn so much by working in the United States but when you have somebody who dedicates himself to help Haiti, this is priceless!!!! Thanks Doctor Wells I hope we talk more and see what we can do together
I will be heading to Haiti this August and can’t wait to eat “fritay” and “akasan”. Haiti is a beautiful country it has just been a victim of political unrest, which results in its poverty but if you invest in a kid in Haiti you are not only saving a kid but you are more than anything saving a generation and make Haiti a better place!
Haiti ou gen pou leve kanpe! Yes Haiti will rise but all of us have to come together to make it a reality. Our flag motto says: “l’union fait la force (Unity brings power) this is so true! Alone we are weak but together we are strong and though we might not agree with each other’s ideology we can still come together and put aside our difference just for the sake of the unfortunate.
Kids are suffering in Haiti with hunger; they did not do anything to deserve to be in this situation! As a matter of fact they did not have a choice! Haitians are good people who need good guidance from unselfish people! Please think about helping Haiti and as always thanks for loving Haiti. We need doctors, nurses, health care worker, engineers; any professional or non professional people to help us by helping the Haitians help themselves! Please support Mission Manna! Support any legitimate organization that are making a positive difference in Haiti! Yes you can! You can make a difference.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I am so excited to announce that everything so far is going wonderfully great with the project. I am collecting pens, erasers, pencils sharpeners. I am looking for ways to be able to buy some notebooks (copybooks) to distribute to the kids as well.
Moreover, I am planning on having a hot meal with them (chicken with beans and meat) on the day of the toy distribution and I am still looking for a sponsor for this part of the project.
The plan is to feed about 250 kids on this day and then to give them the schools items that I I will bring with me.
You do not have to be a star to be a part of helping and you might go unnoticed which is great but your rewards will come from heaven and to see a smile on a child's face is priceless! We all can make a difference!
I am leaving by the end of August to Haiti! Please, if you can help please contact me! You can follow me also on twitter