Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, but it has some of the hardest working people. They caught a bad break. I want to help them by raising money for Hope to Haiti.
I don't have any special skills that make me the best person to go on this trip. I'm not a master craftsman, an artist, or teacher. I don't speak French, even though I once took French lessons. I can't sew. I have never tried to raise funds for anything in my entire life, but I believe in this cause. Besides, this is not about my special skills that would enable me to do the work that Haitians are able to do themselves.
I have some qualities that make helping me get to Haiti a good choice:
I like children.
I am a hard worker.
I am compassionate.
I have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.
I can count to 10 in French. I also know a few important phrases.
I am a people person.
I am trustworthy.
I donate to The Red Cross and other international and local charities, but not enough to earn me the privilege of being invited to see what my donation provided to the people I chose to help.
Participating in Hope To Haiti 2012 will give me a unique opportunity to see the fruits of my and my supporters' efforts firsthand, to meet the amazing Haitian thinkers behind the Jacmel efforts, some amazing teammates, and the hardworking Haitians who are toiling to rebuild their country, and bring back a firsthand account of the wonderful work being done in Haiti to share with Hope to Haiti supporters and possible future supporters.
I guess that's all you need to know about me. Please donate to Hope to Haiti because it is a great cause. Make a donation through my profile because you like me and would like for me to get the chance to go to Haiti and witness how your money and mine is being put to use.
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.