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Haiti Update

Tropical Storm Isaac ripped through the Southeastern region of Haiti where our volunteers had been just weeks before.

The good news is that the Let Haiti Live youth and staff are safe. In addition, the work that we did in Civadier was not affected. The construction has held and, most importantly, the youth that we worked with can never lose the knowledge and time that our volunteers provided for them.

The bad news is that the Let Haiti Live’s main office’ roof was blown off by the winds. In addition to no longer having a main office for operations, Guerlyne’s Cyvadier home is no longer inhabitable. Many of our youth also need some basic support, as their homes were also affected as was their parents’ main harvest of the season.

We have set up a Razoo team page – The Elevate Haiti Allies – made up of individuals who have participated in an Elevate Destinations service trip to Haiti and have a long-term commitment to Let Haiti Live:

The program will not be able to run normally until the office gets a new roof and the staff and youth members and their families receive basic support to get back on their feet.

Please help raise money today to help Let Haiti Live build a new roof, provide support to its staff and youth members and families!

Funding will go to:

  • reconstruction of the main offices
  • financial support of the staff, youth and their families
  • operational expenses incurred during this emergency phase
  • maintaining programs for the duration of this year

We will raise the money between now and September 14 – the sooner the better to be able to provide folks with quick assistance!

Thank you for support! Please reach out to Andrea Atkinson if you have questions!

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