BENEFITING: J/P Haitian Relief Organization
ORGANIZER: J/P Haitian Relief Organization
The Long Run for Haiti.
I’m running the New York Marathon this year and raising funds for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. (Can you believe it?). Together, I hope we can raise at least $500,000 and make a huge impact in this magical country…keep checking my page and Facebook and Twitter to find out about all sorts of contests I’ll be running from now until November-I will give updates on my training too. Please scroll down to see why I’m so passionate about the cause.
Poorest Country in the Western Hemisphere
Just a one-hour flight from Miami
How are we not more involved?
Desperate need for things we take for granted-
clean water, safe school structures, medical facilities,
emergency rooms, reforestation possibilities – conservation, education
Organic products allowed into Free trade market
(mangoes, coffee, vanilla, vegetables)
The opportunities are endless.
To spend time in Haiti is to fall in love with Haiti
The magic of this country… The people… The humility… Pride
Musicians, athletes and Artists
It has been heartbreaking to witness the poverty among people
in what should be a very rich country
I was in Haiti shortly after the earthquake
to help with local farms and food distribution in tent camps
I visited J/P HRO when it was in its beginning stages
I brought cold beer through rubble-covered streets to volunteers who were working long days surrounded by dust and death
I have known Sean a long time… I love him dearly.
I think many people shine in Haiti
They Jumped. Took Action. Made the decision to help…
What if we ALL had the nerve?
I think deep down we all do-
There are triggers.
Instead of wallowing in some self-destructive place, Get involved!
Whatever it takes!
It feels good to help.
And it heals us too.
I just recently returned from my second trip to Haiti.
I was amazed at how far J/P has come.
How they have relocated almost all of the tent camp families.
How they have removed the debilitating rubble from the streets when no one else could.
They have rebuilt schools and provided scholarships for secondary education.
Rebuilt medical facilities and new buildings safely.
J/P HRO is a successful formula… there to stay… A blessing to Haiti.
Friend of the people and Haitian civil institutions which helps tremendously.
I support Sean and his efforts.
I have seen firsthand what they have accomplished.
But there is much left to do.
I appreciate your interest and support.
CLICK HERE to DONATE what you can NOW
Then- take the next step and click SET UP so that YOU can have your own personal fundraising page as a part of our JP/HRO team.