Thank you Card
 
We at CHES hope that all is well with you. We are pleased to write you about our progress since our last communication. Thank you so much to those of you who reached out to help CHES since our last newsletter. The time and financial contributions you have made to CHES have touched us and we feel deeply blessed. We ask you to still stand with CHES as we continue to stand with Haiti 
 
Sincerely,
Rebecca Obounou
CHES (Christian Haitian Entrepreneurial Society), Inc
 
CHES Basic Needs Drive for Haiti a Success!
CHES US and CHES Haiti worked together to help 100+ Families!
 
Earthquake Victims Receive CHES Donations
The CHES Basic Needs Drive for Haiti began as a an email campaign with a letter template for individuals to take to their work places and local companies to set-up collection sites. This model proved to be very effective way to engage  individuals and organizations. Among the participating organizations were Chartwells at Northeastern University, Harvard University, Excalibur Food Dehydrators, Chef Robert LLC, Bentley University, MassArt, Phoenix University, The Liberty Hotel, and Children's Hospital.  
 
From January 26 to March 6, 2010, CHES collected 200+ boxes at equaled 5,411 pounds of food, clothing, shoes, medical supplies, toiletries, etc. These donations left the US for Haiti on a Royal Caribbean Cruise Line ship free for charge for Labadee Beach in Northern Haiti on March 19, 2010. They arrived to Haiti on March 26 but due to torrential rain caused the roads to become unusable, CHES Haiti was unable to pick up these boxes until the following week.
 
We are so proud of our Haitian brothers and sisters in CHES who sent us a detailed distribution plan and a report out of the actual distribution. CHES Haiti repacked the donations for distribution day and organized the distribution by calling the earthquake victims in the area and giving them time slots to come and collect a box for themselves. They distributed 145 boxes made up for a five person family and 115 boxes made up for an individuals. With your help, CHES has touched over 300 lives. To see more pictures, visit our Facebook site. 
 
Bentley Students Help CHES Again!
Big thanks to Richard Pini, Justin Holmes, Fred James and Michael Ferriero.
 
Thanks to these four students taking a social media class at Bentley University, CHES now has a blog! These gentleman have gone above and beyond the call of their class to enhance our online presence. CHES is most humbled and grateful for their assistance.
 
You can now find CHES in the these following online media:
 
 
Our Website
 
If you visit these sites often, please be sure to join us!
We Still Need You to Help Us Help Haiti!
 
With your help, CHES has been able to donate money to Hopital Bon Samaritain who have been treating earthquake victims. Without you, the drive would not have been successful but there is still so much to do! CHES is wrapping up its short-term relief efforts and now we'd really like to concentrate on longer term efforts in the following areas: education and focusing back on our mission which to help Haitians start-up their own sustainable business.
 
CHES is looking to raise just $5,000 that can really go a long way in this effort. Sadly at the Universite Chretien du Nord D'Haiti (UCNH), over 100 of their students lost their families, homes and their financial means to pay for their higher education at UCNH due to the earthquake. If we are to have a part in rebuilding Haiti's economy, then we must support the education of the people. They will be the most critical part of the country's recovery and will lead to the self-sustaining Haiti we want to see. 
 
 CHES is looking to pick up where it left off on our mission oriented work before January 12. We were working on helping a group of entrepreneurs in the rural town of Semine/Limbe, Haiti draft a business plan for a poultry farm and help raise the money to start up their business! We wish to resume this work which will become more critical then ever in Haiti. 
 
Frantz Verella, Haiti's former Minister of Public Works stated that it is critical to rebuild the rural towns and create jobs in these places before rebuilding the capital. He also spoke about the importance of having strong major universities in the rural areas of Haiti as the population of countryside of Haiti is rising exponentially. CHES is happy to have been already aligned with this view and taking action. However, we cannot do it alone.
 
 
If you are unable to support us financially, you can support us by joining our team. We are looking to fill the following positions:
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Fund Developer
  • Writer
 
Any time and effort you commit will make CHES that much more effective in its impact and reach in Haiti. Please contact us if you are interested in committing a small portion of your time.
In This Issue
CHES Drive a Success!
Bentley Helps CHES
 
 
 
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