FOPH donated $2,000.00 to the Raising Haiti Foundation. These funds were used to purchase hand washing stations and masks and to provide education regarding Covid-19 to the Trouin area.
Also, in conjunction with the Nativity Church in Burke, VA, and Food for the Poor, our $2,000 donation was matched in order to provide $4,000 worth of food to St. Anne's Parish in Trouin. The food has been received. Fr. Charles is in charge of distribution and said the Trouin community is very happy.
We continue researching ways that FOPH can significantly increase our assistance to our brothers and sisters in the Trouin community during this worldwide pandemic.
Our community came out strong to support our online auction this February 2021 on Facebook. Participants bid on three items, and the winners were:
Jewelry Set - Mary Knepp
Spa & Chocolates Package - Jean Edmunds
Wine Basket - Linda Griffin
PICTURED: Jean Edmunds (left) and Mary Knepp (right) show off their Auction winnings!
Bishop Glandas Marie Erick Toussaint became bishop of Jacmel on Dec. 8, 2018. His visits to St. Anne's in Trouin are a rare and a very special event. The large church in Trouin was severely cracked during the earthquake of 2010 and was abandoned until 2018 when collaborated efforts, headed by Fr. Charles, began. The renovations now complete, Bishop Toussaint came to bless the church and hold confirmation this past February 2021.
SOLAR POWERED LIGHT SOURCE
Purchase a handy, solar powered LuminAid light for yourself or to send to our Friends in Haiti.
FOPH receives a portion of the sale.
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*No meeting in December 2021
Friends of the People of Haiti meets on the second Monday of the month at 7pm at Butterworth Center in Moline, in the Education Center with masks and social distancing.
Despite COVID, our Work Mission this Feb/March prevailed via collaboration with work teams we managed remotely.
Click below to to see photos of some of the projects they worked on, funded by FOPH.