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~For Haiti With Love Newsletter~

June 2010 Newsletter

 

Founder,

Donald Douglas DeHart

2/3/1935—4/15/2006

 

Legacy of serving Haiti began

the winter of 1968-69.

 

 

NO MORE FREE FOOD & MEDICAL

 

On April 19 with one pallet already delivered to them and a container from FMSC on its way we learned that Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines had suspended their free relief aid shipping into Labadie, Haiti.

 

On the heals of that comes the headlines that Haiti wants the free food and free medical to stop. Their reason: with all the free food available it is now interfering with local markets as the farmers cannot sell what they are growing if there is so much free. Major organizations are now filling warehouses for the upcoming hurricane season, the next possible disaster.

 

NOT US… this does not affect the ministry of For Haiti with Love except the loss of free shipping. We are serving those who cannot help themselves… the disabled, the elderly too old to work, the grandmothers who have been left to raise grandchildren with no means to do so.

 

In the clinic, the free medical is for burns… something that no one else has ever done for the people—a service that in fact prevents infections; heals them and puts them into a position of going back to work to feed their families… we still get burn patients wrapped in dry gauze from the Cap Hospital… they don’t have supplies to treat burns pay or no pay.

 

SO DON’T STOP… after three days of a shiny empty post office box is this just the lull before the next newsletter or is it the economy combining with burn-out on the Haiti disaster equaling a major drop in contributions??? Only time will tell. Today it was a $10 check for Haiti Relief from a church and one for $5 from a monthly contributor… picking up.

CLINIC NUMBERS

 

 

2007

2008

2009 2010

January

382

334

592 2,087

February

279

800

1,072 2,151

March

328

355

1,368 1,014 *

April

357

526

1,182 2,070

 

*

we ran out of burn cream; the new batch hadn’t arrived

 

RIGHT AFTER

 

No sooner hit the send button on the May newsletter when I got a call specifically asking me for the good stories about how the money is being used to help people and less about the increasing needs for more. Let the successes bring about the increases. I promised to do that… so we begin…

 

HALF FULL, NOT HALF EMPTY

 

In place before the news (we just didn’t know) was the commitment of Cross International to pick up the freight on the next two containers—our bridge for getting back to covering those costs… thank you God and thank you Cross.

 

We received two big contributions through BluSource which are in Haiti and being distributed. One was boxes and boxes of hygiene kits: toothpaste, brushes, soap, wash cloth, shampoo… here you see the orphans gleefully holding up their new treasures…

 

When Jim Willey arrived in Haiti with his friend Doug they brought with them more of the Sawyer water filters along with an amazing product to treat sheets and clothing… once dry it is harmless to humans but will keep away mosquitoes and the treatment lasts for many washings so you can treat bed sheets so at night when folks retire the mosquitoes do not bother them… fighting Malaria!

 

The water filters combined with the rains now give all the pure drinking water we need, fighting diarrhea and typhoid and other nasties that travel with bad water.

We met Jim when he gave us food packets for the food program. It was so exciting to have him visit and get the hands on experience at the headquarters. Thank you Jim.

 

ANOTHER GIRL…

 

Lady came by with her daughter about 9 and a baby. She has been living in front of someone’s home, has no place of her own. Her husband and oldest son were killed in Port au Prince in the quake. Presume offered that she and her children could stay at the orphanage, she could care for her children and help with the others. She declined. This is just one example of how fearful they now are of being inside a building. He took

the little girl and she left with her baby. Such a tremendous need for therapy and counseling but so many other needs too.. Mama is Romane, Baby Jesigarde and 8 year old Mirlanda who stayed.

 

Here she is after her bath, new clothes and freshly done hair to make her feel a part of the group of girls.

 

Roseline (left) cuddles a beautifully dressed baby girl who lost her mother in childbirth less than a week before.

 

They have been keeping her alive with sugar water, she is now a part of the formula program.

 

This is another example where, with help, the family is more than willing to care for their own.

 

These four babies were added to the program the same day.

 

All a part of the 20 from 55 children brought for help. This is 2 boys,

2 girls… 2 months old: Erna, Ernise, Ernst and Ernso.

 

 

 

TEAMS

 

There was one day between teams, just enough time for the clean up and bed changes to have the rooms ready for the girls coming in.

 

It was neat that everyone came in on the same plane so Barbara and Jo with Linda and Jaclyn had already met Sam, the doctor, Jim & Karen in Ft. Lauderdale and continued their new friendship at the airport and later for dinner… Sam and the doctor are with Burn Advocates and Jim and Karen with Medical Angels, they were coming in for the dedication of the new OT/PT unit at the Cap Haitien Hospital.

 

One of the wonderful parts of the tragedy is the number of people who have simply geared up, found their own talents that could apply to the needs—bought their own airline tickets, packed all the goodies they could and arrived with smiles and encouragement ready to help.

 

God Bless you—all.

 

Eva, Roseline, Presume & People of North Haiti.

 

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

8/9/2010

CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST

1ST UMC—DUNEDIN

 

 

MEMORIALS

Florence Daugherty

In Memory of REV LAWTON DAUGHERTY

Jean E Szikszay

In Memory of ALEX AND BETTY SZIKSZAY

Mary Joyce Dain-Porteous

In Memory of PEGGY EDDY

 

 

HONORARIUMS

Karen Hone

Honoring Mother, ALICE SCHOELLES

Jeannie Cooper

Honoring ALL FHL STAFF & VOLUNTEERS

Suzelle and Dr. Pierre Conze

Honoring ERIC & PATTY on their Anniversary

MARCUS—Happy Birthday

Jean DeFilippo

Honoring JEANNETTE & ART HOLLOWAY

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Mission Field Worker: Roseline DeHart
Newsletter Editor: Eva DeHart

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