Elizabeth Neilson via Crowdrise
October 11, 2015
BENEFITING: HEALING HANDS FOR HAITI FOUNDATION INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 10, 2015
I am a pre-physical therapy student from Salt Lake City interested in neurological rehab and humanitarian assistance opportunities. During the first part of October 2015 I will be joining a group of physical therapists with the organization Healing Hands for Haiti (HHH). I will be assisting in therapy and training through both my 1.5 years’ experience as a physical therapy aide in neurological rehab settings, and my fluency in French, Haiti’s official language. As a volunteer, I must cover my own costs. I hope to achieve this through crowd funding, as I am also putting myself through school to gain my full Physical Therapy credentials. A portion of my fee supports the Kay Kapab clinic, in addition to meals and transportation while we are in-country. I am also hoping to cover the cost of airfare and immunizations. These expenses total $2200 USD.
Haiti is widely viewed as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Access to basic medical treatment and rehabilitation is very limited. HHH strives to educate local Kay Kapab clinic staff so that physical therapy services for people with disabilities can be provided by Haitian people themselves. Indeed, some 70% of physical therapists in Haiti have been trained by HHH.
All donations are fully tax-deductable, as HHH is a 501c3 nonprofit agency (http://www.healinghandsforhaiti.org/AboutUs/FinancialAccountability/tabid/65/language/en-US/Default.aspx).
Depending on your method of payment, your credit card or PayPal statement will show 'Network for Good' or 'Healing Hands for Haiti.' Funds will be re-directed to me, the volunteer, afterwards. Major funders for HHH include Physicians for Peace, Handicap International Federation, and Newman's Own Foundation (http://www.healinghandsforhaiti.org/AboutUs/Partners/tabid/68/language/en-US/Default.aspx), but volunteers at the clinic and financial support are needed on a continuing basis. Thank you for considering support of my efforts and the Healing Hands cause. No donation is too small.