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Defend the weak and the fatherless: uphold the cause of the poor and oppressed. Psalm 82:3 (NIV)

President’s Blog

Coronavirus Hits Haiti

The president of Haiti announced last night that two individuals were infected with the Coronavirus.  Two citizens from Belgium and France apparently brought the virus in. What does this mean for our orphanage?  As people make a run on stores, food supplies will rapidly decrease and prices will soar.  Our already strained budget will be…

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Coronavirus and Fear

We are most grateful that the Coronavirus has not hit Haiti.  As of this writing, there are no reported cases. The Haitian Government has cancelled all incoming international flights (except from the US) in an effort to further protect the people.  I applaud their decision.  Considering the poverty and unsanitary conditions, the virus would have a…

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My Haiti

My visits to Haiti are always memorable and I return to the States with a heavy heart.  The tenacity of the Haitian people is remarkable.  In the face of corruption and poverty, these people continue to find ways survive.  Single mothers, especially, struggle to feed their children.  It is heart breaking to see these hungry…

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Haiti Orphanage fire kills 15

News of the fire in Kenscoff that killed 15 children in an orphanage is both unbelievable and heart-breaking.  For those us who work to save lives in Haiti, it touches the core of our very being. According to reports, the orphanage was poorly managed and lost its permit to operate several years ago.  The fire…

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Kidnappings Increase In Haiti

An alarming article today in the Miami Herald covers the dramatic rise in kidnappings in Haiti. Children, in particular, are at high risk. Please pray for protection for our 30 kids at Family Care Haiti.  While most attend school at our orphanage, some still walk to outside schools.  Three of our older kids take tap-taps…

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I have been there.

There’s a post on facebook that says “I give because I know what it is like to have nothing”.  This quote sums up my life now. There was a time in my life when I had nothing…no money, no car and I lived in a basement in Bronx, NY, a home I share with two…

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Back in Haiti!

I am thrilled to be back in Haiti with our Family Care Haiti family.  We have many projects to work on as we continue to care for our precious children. The kids are excited about their new basketball goal and soccer equipment as they love sports.  When I think of the abundance of presents average…

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Giving

The fact that charitable giving can help reduce your tax burden is well known, especially if you’re in a high bracket. But the benefits of giving extend far beyond tax breaks. The Benefits of Giving Things Away Activate the Reward Center in Your Brain Astudyby a University of Oregon professor and his colleagues demonstrates that charitable contributions…

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President’s Blog – Feeding Kids

Looking at the thanksgiving dinner, I ask myself, rhetorically, “Do you think we have enough food?”  Wow, what a spread!!  Placing aside all convictions of gluttony, we dive in consuming countless bites and placing our stomachs in a perilous state of unforgiveness!  “Ah yes, I’m so thankful for this opportunity to show how thankful I…

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President’s Blog – 9 Days in Haiti

My time in Haiti has been a true blessing.  I was pensive about the news of demonstrations and unrest but, thankfully, the streets were free of riots and basically back to normal.  Merchants lined the sidewalks selling their wares as usual.  I never cease to be amazed at these tenacious people; their ability and willingness…

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