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Haiti Aid Trip

2016 Note: My trip occurred in 2010. If you wish to support an organization doing good work in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, I sincerely encourage you to check out New Life Children’s Home.

On Tuesday, January 12th, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, just 17 miles from the capital of Port-au-Prince.

In an instant, rich and poor alike were homeless and hurting in a land with no insurance, no infrastructure.

An estimated 3 million people were affected by the quake. 230,000 people had died, 300,000 had been injured and 1,000,000 made homeless. As we approach the six month mark, hundreds of thousands of people remain in tent cities.

Like most people, I found those early images heartbreaking. And even though the media has moved on, I can’t get Haiti out of my head.

This year, I will head to Port-au-Prince for one week with the relief group Force d’Entraide et de Developpement Integre. I will be working with orphaned children and providing aid to families still living in tent cities.

A relief trip is an expensive endeavour. While I intend to raise most of the money for this trip myself, donations would be greatly appreciated. You will know that every dollar will go to helping the people of Haiti receive aid. Even small donations will help to make this trip happen. And if by some great chance, we raise more money than needed for the trip, I will ensure that it goes to an organization in Haiti doing amazing work.

We are lucky to live in amazing country, and I have many generous friends with big hearts. Please let me bring your compassion to the people of Haiti.

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