PLEASE HELP HAITI!
It’s ironic that the south and
western end of Haiti escaped the quake of 2010, but now have been
devastated by driving rain and sustained 145mph winds that screamed for
12 hours. If it wasn’t concrete, it’s gone. Matthew left behind no
roofs, trees, or gardens. Our Haitian brothers and sisters are again
suffering beyond understanding.
Last week Bishop David Bard appealed to us to help
Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew through UMCOR’S Disaster Relief
Advance # 982450.
The Heartland District Outreach/Missions Team
would like to offer two additional options for the opportunity to give
directly to Jeremie, Haiti.
Eisenmann has been leading UMVIM teams to that area since 2003 with
Heartland District and conference support. She returns with a team in a
few months to repair and rebuild Mrs. Edy’s orphanage that was finally
completed just last February. The 23 children survived as well as Mrs.
Edy and her family, but there is much work to do. Orphanage, kitchen
and toilet all need new roofs. The security wall did a good job of
holding back most of the water, but it is damaged. The new security
gate needs replacing. Solar panels are ruined, all electrical gone, and
hurricane shutters damaged. Mattresses for bunk beds will need
replacing. Donations can be sent by check to: Faith UMC, 833 S. First
St., Edmore, MI 48829, memo line HAITI. Or you can donate on-line:
(click on MENU, DONATE, and HAITI SPECIAL PROJECTS)
Terrie Eisenmann would be very happy to answer any
questions you may have regarding this information. Please call her at (989)
Jeremie Haiti Project
is an established and committed group of folks that have been supporting
the Jeremie area for years by sending in many teams. Terrie knows these
people personally. They already have people on the ground. Check out
their website: Jeremie Haiti Project at
You can easily donate on-line. They will be sending shipping containers
to Jeremie over the next few months.
is a list of disaster relief items you can provide. Pastor Mike
Reigler has established Faith UMC, 833 S. First St., Edmore, MI 48829 as
a collection site for these items.