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I Left My Heart in Haiti

NEWS


Hurricane Matthew's Impact on Haitian Outreach Schools    October 10, 2016

Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, slammed into Haiti on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 with 145 mile-per-hour (233 kph) winds and torrential rains that left 1.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said.

We have heard from the sisters in and around Port au Prince and they are all fine. They are concerned because they cannot reach the sisters in Roche de Bateau or Demassa in the southwestern region of Haiti which was the hardest region hit by the storm. The roads are impassable leaving those in in Roche de Bateau and Demassa stranded.  Electricity is also out in the southern region.

Ye Ye, the sister's driver in Port-au-Prince will travel with Sr. Fernange and Sr. Marie France to the south as soon as the roads are passable. As far as we know all 6 schools, the children and the sister that we assist are fine and safe.  

Please pray for those who have been devastated by Hurricane, Matthew.


Visit to the 3rd Grade at St. Bernard's Elementary School April 2016

                                              

Deacon John and I were honored to visit Mrs. Gallagher’s 3rd grade class at St. Bernard’s Elementary school in Fitchburg to talk about Haitian Outreach and what we do for the children of Haiti.

What a surprise to walk in and see 21 children, each with a full backpack on their desk! The children, guided by their teacher, made posters and collected items for Haiti. They sorted them and filled the backpacks for children so far away and much less fortunate than they are.

What a rewarding experience to talk with them about Haiti; and what the children have in common and the differences in their everyday routines. The children created cards, written in French, for us to take on our trip. We will carry them with us and distribute them to the Lilivois school 3rd grade class.

In the year of “Mercy” these children and their teacher reached out to children in another country to lend a helping hand and make their lives a little better. God bless you all and we look forward to more collaboration in the future.


Haitian Outreach Adds New School in Des Coteaux       January 2016

Haitian Outreach is assisting the Sisters of the Immaculate Queen Mary Order to start a new school in Des Coteaux, Haiti. Two sisters will teach the children on tarps and sheets outside as they don’t have a building. They will live in a shack with no running water. The education the children will receive enormously out ways these conditions and shows the sacrifice that children will make to go to school.  They are amazing and will do whatever it takes to achieve their dream. To begin, we were able to send many donated items to help start this new journey.


St. Bernard's at St. Camillus Church TOP themselves in Donations!                                                                                                                                             January 2016 

During the month of January Haitian Outreach worked collaboratively with the parishioners to collect food, clothing and school supplies for donations to Haiti. These items go directly to our sponsored children of our 6 schools and their families. This year the response was overwhelming. Food, clothing, monetary donations, personal items and

school supplies were collected.

A parishioner of St. Camillus de, who would like to remain anonymous, donated funds to accommodate 22 children with tuition and backpacks for the school year! This person has been a Fitchburg resident all his life. He has been very supportive to the Haitian Outreach mission, and for that we are grateful.


Lilivois Innovates with New Computers December 2015  

Sr.Cadet is quite the innovator. With the assistance of Haitian Outreach and other ministries, she has a Computer Room, Fish Farm, and Quilting Co-op. 

Using solar as her main source of power, she is a champion for her school and the educational projects that she manages.

Sr. Cadet is really amazing and with little resources, introduces her children to the 21st Century. Kudos Sister!


Haitian Outreach Featured on FATV of Fitchburg May 2015

Three of our Haitian Outreach team members were interviewed on FATV sharing the Haitian Outreach mission.  The interview was a look at Haitian Outreach and what we do for Haiti's children.  You can find the complete interview at: Haitian Outreach Interview