Operation USA's Fundraiser:

OpUSA: Haiti School, Year 2

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Thanks to all who have contributed so far! Small or large, every donation will make a difference to our kids in Jacmel :)

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

BENEFITING: Operation USA

THE STORY:

As part of large-scale disaster relief efforts following the Janaury 2010 earthquake that devastated much of Haiti, Operation USA rebuilt the destroyed public school, Ecole Nationale Jacob Martin Henriquez, in Jacmel. This public primary school now serves 900 students grades K-7 who couldn’t otherwise afford to go to school.

Rebuilt as a nine-building school complex, the campus now includes a soccer field, basketball court, library and computer lab. An on-site cafeteria provides each student a free daily meal—for many of the school’s students, the only guaranteed meal they may eat each day.

Opened in the Fall of 2011, the school just finished its first year!!

However... Now, after a year of wear-and-tear, the classrooms need new furniture...

Designed for 450 kids, the new campus was so popular, we are now hosting two school sessions a day. But 900 kids a day have given our classroom furniture a workout! Operation USA is planning on giving the campus a clean-up and a new coat of paint this summer--and we would like to be able to also replace all of the classroom furniture before the new school year begins.

Please help us raise funds to kick off Year Two!

We are looking to furnish all 15 classrooms -- with 25 benches per class. All of our school furniture is built locally in Jacmel. So we have the added bonus of helping the local economy while furnishing the school.

We thank you for your support!!

Team Haiti at Operation USA

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To This Fundraiser

$1,008

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jamaica Walden

    $10

  • Mary Dolan

    $10

  • Bradley Mottier

    $20

  • Anna Kolber

    $50

  • Dana Ramirez

    $100

  • Gregory Mahdesian

    $20

  • Amir Ghareagh...

    $25

  • Kathryne Cooper

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Thom & Keyla

     

  • Anna Mjöll

    $20

  • Hedy Swercheck

    $20

  • Justin Grodman

    $18

  • Laurie Sewell

    $40

  • Grant Horton

    $20

  • David Mehnert

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rick St George

    $500

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20% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,008 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Operation USA

Amount Raised:

$908

 

18% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jennifer Mottier

Amount Raised:

$100

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Grant Horton

Amount Raised:

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Donor Comments

Rick St George

Rick St George

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

David Mehnert

David Mehnert

DONATION: $20

Meanwhile the great loa . . . repeat their ultimate threat--that they will withdraw. And, indeed, very gradually, their appearances have begun to be rarer, while the minor deities now come often and with great aplomb. The Haitians are not unaware of this. They say: "Little horses cannot carry great riders." . . . When they do appear, many of the major loa weep. Various explanations are given for this. But the loa presumably have vision and the power of prophecy, and it is possible that, with such divine insight, they sense, already, the first encroaching chill of their own twilight. It is not surprising that this should come. It is more surprising that it has not, already, long since passed into night. Yet the gods have known other twilights, and the long nights, and then the distant but recurrent dawn. And it may be that they weep not for themselves, but for the men who served and will soon cease to serve them. -- Maya Deren, DIVINE HORSEMEN, THE LIVING GODS OF HAITI, 1953 2 years ago

Grant Horton

Grant Horton

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Laurie Sewell

Laurie Sewell

DONATION: $40

2 years ago