This coming November, as part of Habitat for Humanity's annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, 600 volunteers will be sent to the Santo community in Leogane, Haiti for a week, to build homes for families left homeless.
Critical Response Associates has decided to ship our very own Dr. Marc to Haiti - 2 days after Thanksgiving, with a bedroll and a hammer. This will be no vacation. This is near the quake's center, where there remains little infrastructure and few creature comforts; the volunteers will be living and working in primitive camping conditions. And the volunteers will be working hard, because their goal is to build 100 houses in 5 days for 100 families displaced by the quake
This is not Marc's first Habitat experience, but it is different in terms of the relative costs involved. Due to the lack of infrastructure, the challenging logistics, and most importantly, the funding needed for the future building that will be required, each volunteer must not only contribute his or her time and energy, but must also help fund-raise. Each volunteer must raise a minimum of $5000 for the project, and half of that is due by July.
Critical Response Associates is committed to matching any contribution that you would like to make, to get us up to the $5000 mark and beyond. We appreciate any gift, large or small, from corporate or individual sponsors. Let's send Marc to Haiti!
To donate click here, Habitat has set up a special website for this.