|Dear friends and supporters,
2012 was a breakthrough year for Haiti 155. We were able to accomplish some amazing work. We thank everyone for sharing, helping, donating and caring for our organization Haiti 155. That kind of support from friends and organizations has created an atmosphere of peace and total dedication. By the end of April 2013 we will be in Haiti delivering our Community near and far initiative.
We feel it is important to create a coalition with many compassionate individuals such as yourselves and other organizations that are willing to take action to make change and facilitate possibilities to others globally.
We are 100% determined and committed to fulfill our challenges of providing assistance to the people and community of Fontamara in the areas of economic empowerment, social change, and education. We will be working in conjunction with the people to provide, electricity, motors for the fisherman's boats, and a Lunch and Art Program for the children. Our mission is to support the people in the community of Fontamara to develop sustainable living, creating independence to provide for their own needs. Our strategy is making a difference in the community, one project at a time.
Important New Development
In 2012 we added two new Team members to Haiti 155. Noreen Sumpter and Sally Norris. Noreen Sumpter is a Self-Esteem and Confidence Expert and Founder of the Live Life Your Way Program. Her work helps women build confidence in areas of their life that are important to them.
Sally Norris, from North Carolina is our new technical writer. We at Haiti 155 are still looking to add team members who are willing to invest their time talents and knowledge to the fulfillment of our commitment to Haiti
This past holiday season, Noreen Sumpter along with Haiti 155 spearheaded a toy drive for the children of Haiti called Community to Community. We were able to receive organic stuffed animals from Ann Luzzatto worth $40,000 in kind. Her generosity allowed us to extend our reach by providing toys to Haiti and also Mustard Seed Communities which began in 1978 as home for children with severe disabilities. We also provided toys to the local schools in Fort Greene. We look forward to selling toys to keep our projects active financially. Our fundraising efforts continue every weekend at the Brooklyn Flea Market selling dolls & other products to raise much needed funds for Haiti.
After 2 years of working diligently with Bob Schwartz, Executive Director of Disarm/Global Health Partners, we have reached a milestone partnership along with Luis Matos of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East to ship $150,000 worth of medical supplies to Haiti. By the time you receive this email, we would have shipped our proudest contribution to Haiti a 40 foot container loaded with: wheelchairs, diagnostic systems, hospital beds, pro height adjustable ultrasound, treatment and pediatric tables, crutches, canes, emergency kits, X ray machines, and other Medicinal relief supplies.
Thank for your continuing support!
Micarmel Lionel Bernard
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