The permanent houses are being constructed to relocate families living in Port-au-Prince’s tent cities, after their homes were destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.
The first village built by the Boca Grande Hope for Haitians Committee through Food For The Poor is in Pierre Payen.
“Ben Scott and the Boca Grande committee members are doing a tremendous job to help the people in Haiti,” said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor. “The village in Pierre Payen is a prime example of what can happen when individuals decide to make a difference in the world.”
Boca Grande’s goal through Food For The Poor is to provide 40 families in Michaud with two-room houses that will include sanitation units and kitchenettes. Each family will also be given two solar-powered lanterns and four solar-powered street lamps will be installed in the community. The village will also be enhanced by the addition of a community center, 200 fruit trees, 80 goats and a water filtration unit.View More images >>
Aloma is scheduled to address the Boca Grade Committee at an event that will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Boca Bay Power House.
Committee members include Ben and Louise Scott, the Rev. Gary Beatty, the Rev. Bryan Brightly, the Rev. Jerome Carosella, the Rev. Read Heydt, George and Lois Castrucci, Patricia Chapman, Ray and Iliene Corcoran, Charlie and Florita Field, Evelyn Finnegan, Lou and Corie Fusz, Stephen and Susan Jansen, Tom and Nancy Lorden, Colvin and Madelaine McCrady, and John and Pauline Mendez.
Food For The Poor, is an interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.
For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.
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