Help Our Haitian Darline
Organized by: Jeremy Warnick
This Fundraiser has Concluded
December 23, 2016
For those of you who don’t know, we have been sponsoring a child from Haiti through an incredible non-profit organization called Mission E4 since 2010. The child’s name is Darline and she is a beautiful 14-year-old that we first heard about when she was just 8-years-old. We began sponsoring her because of the great work Mission E4 does with the children in Haiti, which is considered to be the poorest country in the world. Our monthly sponsorship has provided Darline with benefits we often take for granted here in the States, such as free Christian education, a school uniform, three new school books each grade, hot meals on weekdays, and free medical care.
Unfortunately, we’re sharing this story about Darline now because of the recent news related to Hurricane Matthew. It ravaged an already struggling country with high winds, floods and excessive damage. Our worst fear -- and personal connection to Haiti -- was realized when we received a call from Mission E4 this week: Darline’s home (a 10’x10’ thatched hut with a tin roof) was completely destroyed by the storm. Thankfully, our Haitian child and her parents are okay and Darline has been able to continue receiving medical care through the awesome work of Mission E4.
However, Darline’s home is now one of the 160 sponsored children’s homes that has been lost because of the hurricane. Fortunately, that’s just a small percentage of the 1,700 homes belonging to the sponsored children through Mission E4.
As a result, we’re looking for help in raising the finances to rebuild Darline’s home. Mission E4 is in the process of rebuilding the sponsored children’s fallen homes. For $1,200, Mission E4 can build one new wooden hut with a poured concrete floor. For $1,800, they can build a more “hurricane-resistant” home out of mostly poured concrete.
We want to help Darline. If you are able to contribute to the rebuilding of her family’s home, we joyfully welcome your support. Any amount you can contribute will make a difference. The best part is that 100% of the money donated to Mission E4 will go directly to Darline’s home, including the local materials and local labor, which will have a positive impact far beyond Darline’s family.
If you can assist, that would be incredible. If you can’t at this time, I encourage you to at least Google Mission E4 and learn about their amazing work. God Bless!