Rachel Albertson via Crowdrise
February 11, 2012
My name is Rachel legally, but people call my by my middle name Courtney. I made this lovely little page here so you can help me help Random Acts in Hope2Haiti. I'm going to give you a little background on why Random Acts, and the Hope2Haiti projects are so special and important to me.
So a couple of years ago this nerdy angel showed up on my favorite television show Supernatural. The actor's name playing said angel was one Mr. Misha Collins. Little did I know this man would change my life. Over the last couple of years I've heard talk of Misha's amazing group Random Acts and their mission to change the world one random act of kindness at a time and it moved me. I had the opportunity in September 2011 to meet Misha and that experience alone made me want to make changes in my life and to start making choices and decisions to change the world or make a difference in it, any way that I could.
So in walks the Hope2Haiti opportunity. If you can help me raise enough money, I along with 25 others will be able to travel to Haiti as the Random Act team. In Haiti we will be:
- Helping the children of Jacmel
- Immersing ourselves in the culture and community of the Haitians
- Buliding/Continuing efforts in building a Community Center that will provide educations and shelter for the children of Jacmel
I hope that you will help me make a difference in Haiti along with the rest of the Random Act team.
RANDOM ACTS wrote -
Two years ago, after a destructive and devastating earthquake ravaged Haiti, Random Acts provided major funding for a journey to Jacmel to assist in rebuilding homes, communities and lives. During our initial visit, a dental clinic was reconstructed, an orphanage was refurbished and a carpentry school with 1600 donated tools was founded.
Later, in 2011, Misha Collins and the Random Acts team returned. This time, we were joined by a group of 22 enthusiastic volunteers. For the volunteers, work began before they arrived in Haiti. To secure their spot, each person expended vast amounts of energy and determination to raise at least $5000. What a great accomplishment! The monies raised from those donations, and donations from our amazing supporters, provided the tools and supplies used during our mission.
While there, the volunteers and staff opened their hearts and arms to demonstrate the true power of kindness. They worked in the fierce heat of the Haitian sun to aid in the construction of a multi-purpose community center; a facility that will provide shelter, as well as educate and feed homeless and orphaned children. Plus, our team members participated in creative and recreational activities with the children, such as arts, crafts and games.
But, our work isn’t done. That's why we're going back in 2012.
In order to participate, you must raise your funds through Crowdrise at this project page.
Register your profile, then click the Join the Team button to get started.
For details about the Hope to Haiti project, including requirments for joining the trip, please visit our Hope to Haiti website.