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(TO SEE OUR WEB SITE CLICK ON THE ABOVE PICTURE) Lifeline Haiti and Bridges of Hope exists to promote poverty relief and community empowerment within nations of the world. This mission is achieved in cooperation with Governments, donor organizations and individuals. Implementation is accomplished in cooperation with local business & Spiritual Leaders, individuals, & indigenous organizations within the region of operation and by building the capacity of these partners. The goal is to build the assets of these partners to become sustainable and reproducing agents and transition from beneficiaries to benefactors.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

HELP ARRIVES IN JACMEL

Dear friend, You probably caught it on the news that Jacmel is getting aid relief. I have had several organizations contact me here and I have been able to connect them to people on the ground in Jacmel to help get their medical tents and supplies set up.. The Canadian Arm has been a huge help.. they are using our water trucks to help with the desperate water needs.. Food has been arriving from World Food Relief ... One of the biggest needs right now is for fuel so we can run our generators, and fill our trucks so we can deliver food to the mountain areas...

Our travel plans are coming together for Tom Weppler and myself to go to Jacmel. Our friends from West Jet have provided us with our tickets to the Dominican and then friends of ours connected us with a friend of theirs that have a helicopter in the Dominican that will fly us to Jacmel. The helicopter is only costing us the price of the fuel.. This is a huge blessing... We will help with the distribution of food and organizing at that end the receiving of our containers that are being filled here in Canada...

There are so many people that have volunteered their time helping us in getting all this together.. A special thanks to John Devine who has been working tirelessly coordinating the containers...

I was so encouraged by corporations and individuals that did not take advantage of this situation to make money.. A special thanks to West Jet and the man that will be flying us from the Dominican to Jacmel in his helicopter.... This I did not find when trying to make connections to Haiti as the tickets are $1000. each one way from Miami with charter companies... more about that another time...

I will be speaking at the Anglican Church here in Medicine Hat with Rev. Gene Packwood today...

Thank you to each for your support... funds are still needed.. it will be a long process but I can see hope for the people of Haiti... we will rebuild stronger then ever...

God bless you.. Bob & Linda

1 comment:

Gene said...

Bob did a great job at St Barnabas Anglican Church in Medicine Hat this morning. We were blessed.