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In Memory or Honor of…

A small rural church school in Marmalade, Haiti is the beneficiary of lots of loved ones from Celebration Community Beach Church in Naples, Florida. Yesterday I went to the post office to check for Help for Haiti mail and found a check from Celebration Community Beach Church for $7,247. This was the proceeds from their Haiti Block Party where members

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A Lifetime Haiti Memory: Part Three

Celebration Community Beach Church   On our first day in Marmalade, Jared, Marcot , Pastor Villens and I walked the property to discuss adding another building to house a secondary school for 7th through 12th grade. We are committed to see these kids through secondary school, so another six classrooms would be needed. The land the current building is on

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A Lifetime Haiti Memory: Part Two

The travel between Cap Haitien, our hotel and the school in Marmalade is an arduous 3-hour ordeal over terrible roads. It makes for a long day when you drive six hours to work for eight. Matthew was working as fast as possible, but the wall is almost 30 feet wide and 15 feet high and a 3 inch paint brush

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A Lifetime Haiti Memory – A Three Part Story

Part One In late June I had the amazing opportunity to spend five days in North Haiti with my two sons, Jared and Matthew. They gave me this trip as a gift for my 70th birthday. We met in Florida on Father’s Day and the next morning we were in Cap Haitien, Haiti and it was five days I will

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147,400 Meals at the Seacoast Food Pack for Haiti

On Saturday, May 19th 701 people showed up at the Frank Jones Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and they packed and shipped 684 boxes, or 19 pallets, of food bound for Marmalade, Haiti. It is over 147,000 meals that will feed rural school kids and orphans a meal every day for the next year. It is enough food to feed

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New Church School – New Backpacks

Marmalade, Haiti – On October 3rd, the official first day of school in Haiti, 160 kids from pre-school to 6th grade will start the school year in a new school and with a brand new backpack given to them by kids at Bethany Church in Greenland, NH. Jan Dietrich, Kristen Kephart and Carole Robinson from Bethany joined me last week

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Marmalade Church School Construction Almost Complete!

Marmalade Church School Construction Almost Complete! Amazing progress is being made to complete our reconstruction of the Marmalade Church before the kids return to school in September. The whole local church turned out to help when the construction materials arrived on July 12th. One thousand cement blocks, two hundred bags of cement, a hundred twelve foot metal roof panels all

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Celebrate our Birthday!

Thanks to your unwavering support, we are celebrating our first year anniversary. You can’t imagine what we’ve accomplished together in our first year. From June 24, 2010 through June 30, 2011 Help for Haiti has received $68,774 in donations. Not bad for our first year, but we are just beginning! Lets look at how your donations have been spent.

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Seacoast Area Volunteers to pack 100,000 Meals for Haitian Families

  May 2, 2011, Portsmouth, NH —Local businesses, community members, and church leaders are joining together to pack 100,000 meals on May 21st to be shipped in a container to Haitian children. This event, organized by Help for Haiti, a local non-profit, Bethany Church, and local business leaders, seeks the community’s help for two hour shifts to pack bio-engineered high

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New President in Haiti and 100,000 Meals for Kids

April 17th 2011 Haiti Pins Hopes on Pop-Star President Haiti is the most interesting and eclectic place I have ever been. The title of this blog is the title of an article in the local paper announcing the results of the recent presidential elections in Haiti. The new president is Michael “Sweet Micky” Martelly a 50 year old “compas” entertainer.

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