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Tropical Storm Tomas poses a Threat to Haiti

November 2nd, 2010 | No Comments

From the Weather Channel:

Tropical Storm Tomas will pose a significant threat of flash flood – producing rainfall over Haiti and the Dominican Republic later this week.

http://www.weather.com/newscenter/hurricanecentral/2010/tomas.html#articleJump

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Frank McKinney Fighting Cholera in Haiti

October 29th, 2010 | No Comments

Sharing an email from Frank McKinney with you.

Good Morning Doug,

You know I am one for positive news, sharing empowering ideas for you and your life. At the same time, I am sure you have heard via the national news, that thousands are dying from cholera in Haiti.

This breaks my heart, as it seems one disaster after another afflicts this desperately poor, but hopeful nation. Again, we are challenged with the choice-then-action mantra; compassion without action is a waste of emotion…

Cholera is a deadly disease of the small intestine primarily caused by ingesting unsanitary drinking water or food.

In the case of Haiti, we have heard that many living in the tent cities are not getting enough clean drinking water, thus the disease is spreading. Even when this current outbreak is contained, the risk of future epidemics is great.

What is Caring House Project Foundation doing, and how can you help? As you know, we don’t waste time…

We have secured access to hundreds of biological water filters  (2.5′ tall/1.5′ around – think office water cooler) that operate via gravity, without the need for electricity. These units produce nearly 100 gallons of clean drinking water a day, removing 99.8% of all parasites.

Can you help us today by donating $90 for each water filter system so Caring  House Project Foundation can purchase as many as possible? This is an unbudgeted undertaking.

1) Click the following link to donate securely online: https://m143.infusionsoft.com/cart/?product_id=192

2) Call Anne today at 561.722.3950 with your credit card information.

3) Mail $90 for each clean water unit you wish to purchase to Caring House Project Foundation, P.O. Box 388, Boynton Beach, FL 33425

I, and those dying from the disease would appreciate your support.

Please forward this to your list, FaceBook, Twitter, etc.

Feel The Tap…

Frank McKinney

www.frank-mckinney.com

Note:  This video is NOT an advertisement but meant to be informative about water filtration.  Hydraid® BioSand Water Filters help bring safe water to people around the world. More than 2.2 million people die each year from completely preventable water borne disease. UNC water expert, Mark Sobsey, ranked the Hydraid® BioSand Filter the #1 point of use water filter for developing countries in terms of sustainability. There are over 55,000 BioSand Filters installed today around the world. Learn more at www.hydraid.org

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STORM DAMAGES SEAN PENN AID CAMP

September 30th, 2010 | No Comments

This is a camp we visited in May 2010.  Much damage but no loss of life reported.

“On Friday September 24, 2010 a Microburst hit Port-au-Prince Haiti – a strong burst of wind and rain.

It’s taken out our entire base camp (see photo). Computers, documents, clothes, tents, all our personal gear and the entire JP office.  The field hospital and clinic which takes care of 50,000 displaced Haitians has been completely destroyed.  Medicines, supplies, and almost everything else has been ruined. Our camp is one of the better equipped camps and has been severely damaged… but nothing compared to the hundreds of people that have been swept away.

Thanks to our combined efforts with the USG military in drainage mitigations, harm to life in our camp was minimized and we were prepared. Some families had already relocated to Delmas 32 and other surrounding areas where we had cleared rubble.  Other camps were not so lucky.  Unfortunately our large tents for base camp and the hospitals did not fare well.”

We will start rebuilding tomorrow at 5 am and will upload pictures as soon as we have electricity.  Our Host, The Petionville Club is now our temporary hospital, one baby born last night and another one on the way.  Life is continuing and we are picking up the pieces.

Jenkins/Penn Haitian Relief Organization Camp Petionville Haiti - refugee camp of over 50,000 - May 2010

Jenkins/Penn Haitian Relief Organization Camp Petionville Haiti - May 2010

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Newark New York Rotary Club Sponsors Kay Espwa Orphanage in Gonaives Haiti

August 18th, 2010 | No Comments

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“Hope House” New Hope to Haiti Orphanage

June 28th, 2010 | No Comments

Hope to Haiti’s new orphanage “Hope House” for children of the January 12, 2010 earthquake.

Kay Espwa “Hope House” Children’s Home

Visit www.hopetohaiti.com to sponsor one of these beautiful children.

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My Photo Journal From My Recent Visit

June 9th, 2010 | 2 Comments

One More Trip To Haiti Completed.

CLICK HERE To see my Photo Journal from my trip to Haiti in May 2010.

This visit was somewhat different than my other visits.  I was with the group, Hope to Haiti, Directed by Scott Bonnell.  This was my 1st trip after the horrific earthquake in January. Seeing all the destruction in Port-Au-Prince was surreal.   However, with outside help and financial support, hopefully Haiti can once again become the “Pearl of the Caribbean” as it once used to be.

Photo taken June 2009 – My 3rd Visit to Haiti, pre earthquake

Photo taken May 2010 – My 4th Visit to Haiti, after earthquake

BRIEF FACTS ABOUT HAITI:

  • Haiti is the oldest black republic in the world.
  • Population: approximately 8.3 million, almost entirely of African origin
  • Employment rate: 30%
  • Illiteracy rate: 48%
  • Religion: Catholic 85%, Voodoo 90%
  • Languages: French (official), Creole or Kreyol (most widely spoken)
  • Current government: Elected president
  • Haiti is the poorest and most densely populated country in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Average life expectancy is only 52 years

On December 6, 1492 Christopher Columbus first laid eyes on the pristine shores of the island of Hispanola. Lush with fruits and towering mahogany trees, Haiti became known as “La Perle des Antilles” or “the Pearl of the Caribbean”. What was once France’s richest colony today has become one of the world’s poorest nations, hindered by dictatorships, depleted natural resources, major natural disasters and overwhelming spiritual darkness.

To see my Photo Journal from my trip to Haiti in May 2010,

CLICK HERE.

Yes, there is Hope for Haiti

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Caring House Project Foundation Villages Map

June 7th, 2010 | No Comments

These are the Villages built by Frank McKinney & the Caring House Project Foundation

Click on link for the Google Map

http://www.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=113872538410978519368.0004857967221e79eadad&t=h&z=9

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Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organization Camp

June 4th, 2010 | No Comments

ShelterBox formed a partnership with Sean Penn’s camp, although I am not sure how many boxes/tents were received there.   Most likely many of the people that Frank McKinney saw in the streets of Port Au Prince just after the quake ended up at this camp.

We did not see Sean Penn in Haiti, but we met all his people and walked through the big tent that the Doctors were staying in.   This refugee camp is very organized and is located on edge of Port Au Prince.

Click on Link for Article in Vanity Fair about Sean Penn and his work in Haiti.

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2010/06/hunkered-down-in-haiti-with-sean-penn-humanitarian.html

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Four months after the Earthquake

June 3rd, 2010 | No Comments

Douglas Doebler Visits Haiti With Hope To Haiti Just 4 Months After The January 2010 Earthquake.

Locations visited are Port Au Prince, Bambou Laporte, Gonaives and Saint Marc’s Haiti.

Music from Road To Fondwa  http://www.Fondwa.org

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Doug Doebler visits Gonaives Haiti

June 1st, 2010 | No Comments

Click Here to Visit  Caring House Project Foundation

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These are my favorite charities that do work in Haiti. I have supported them via donating land in the USA for a new home, funding home construction costs for multiple homes in Haiti, donating funds for emergency food and shelter relief after natural disasters and in fund raising efforts showing others via my visits to Haiti the great needs of the people there.

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