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Wells Mountain Foundation & Ridgewood YMCA

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March 09, 2012

Please help raise funds for our June 2012 volunteer effort to construct a community center and classrooms in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti.  See more
Michael Tagliavia


The Container YMCA's Project was born out of the earthquake relief efforts partnered by the YMCA d'Haiti, The Ridgewood, NJ YMCA and the Wells Mountain Foundation. Through this effort, originally conceived by Tom Wells after the January, 2010 Port Au Prince earthquake, 12 containers of clothes and supplies were delivered to Haiti early in 2011 and are still being distributed by the YMCA d'Haiti.

Along the way, the decision was made to purchase instead of lease the large 8' x 8' x 40' shipping containers so that they could be repurposed in Haiti. Started in February of last year with a visit by 17 US volunteers working a construction and clothing distribution, by July 2011 the first Container YMCA was opened in LaBoule Haiti. It utilized two containers and a unique roof design and includes classrooms, a library, offices, multipurpose room and a small bathroom and food preparation area. It is located on a beautiful site which includes a soccer field.

For more information please visit the Wells Mountain Foundation Website.



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