Friday, February 12, 2010

Latest from Britney:

Dear Cite' Lespwa folk,

I had a conversation with Adrien and Joe from The Global Orphan project last week and a few emails this week. They are on site in Haiti working non-stop to find and aid new orphans that have been left after the quake. Along with the 18 other orphan villages that they support, they are functioning out of what they call the Transition Village. You can follow their blogs at (go to blog).

The day I talked to them, they had found 30 something new orphans the day before, 40 something that day, and had gotten a call that afternoon about 260 something new orphans just north of them that they "needed to come get." $10,000-$12,000 truckloads of food and supplies are coming across the DR line every day. And THIS is where our relief effort money is going, for those of you who appreciate the specifics and the connection. And THIS is why we sleep in tents. Some of these babies, the very few, are being reunited with their families, while others will have to be placed somewhere in the near future under the GOP's care.

The official first check for the GOP relief in Haiti was sent yesterday: $75,647!!! That can pay for 6 truckloads of food!!!

Donations and creative fund/awareness-raising and story-telling has certainly not ceased on our end. We breathe deep, we process (Lord willing), and we continue forward in this agreement of solidarity with our Haitian brothers and sisters in whatever way that looks like next for everyone.

Since so many new orphans will need a place to go, there is a large possibility that the specific orphanage we (FUMC) work with in Les Cayes will be asked to expand as to house 40 new kids. It is a blessing that we have the funding that has come in over the past six months to build the new dorms, however we will have to find around 28 more new sponsors to be able to provide the 3-meals-a-day and medical attention for the new beautiful faces. So, if you know anyone able and willing to sponsor at $35 a month, tell them to email me: Britney Winn,

Well done, Cite' Lespwa tent dwellers and faithful work crew, and thank you, THANK YOU generous givers.

Piti piti na rive,
Little by little, we will arive,

Britney Winn

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