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125,000 Meals for Marmelade School Kids in Haiti

On May 18th at the Frank Jones Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 700 local volunteers will pack 125,000 nutritious meals for kids in Haiti. The meals will leave on a truck Saturday evening and arrive in Haiti later this summer. We call it a “One-day Family Mission Trip to Haiti and never leave the Seacoast of New Hampshire”.

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Heading to Haiti

Seems like ages since I was in Haiti, but to put a timeline on it, I was there during Tropical Storm Sandy that then moved up the coast and devastated the northeast coastline as Hurricane Sandy. Much has happened since then and this trip will be for 10 days starting April 14th. Here is a list of the projects to

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A Look Back and a Look Ahead

Jim and the guys at Help for Haiti

You have made so much happen this past year it is hard to know where to start. 2012 was a wonderful year for Help for Haiti and as we look ahead, 2013 may be even better!

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Haiti After Dark

  This blog is a little long, so please forgive and read it all. The end is really important to a couple of very special people. I began this story on my recent trip Haiti, after a day of dealing with tropical storm Sandy. We just returned from a long day in the mountains with lots of rain, and tropical

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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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