Take Part in Directly Affecting Haitian-led Solutions

I am fundraising for project dollars that go directly to the organization I am partnering with for a July Volunteer Service Trip to Haiti to support Let Haiti Live‘s locally-initiated goals of education, reforestation, and advocacy. I hope you’ll consider a much needed donation (click this link to go to my personal fundraising page).

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So many friends and family opened their hearts and wallets when I volunteered in Haiti in 2010 after the earthquake. I’m headed back, to lead a group of volunteers this time (I wish you were coming with us!) I am again working with the same travel company, Elevate Destinations, on this award-winning example of their brilliantly conceived Urgent Service trips.

In July, I will be co-leading a volunteer service team in Cyvadier, Haiti for a week to support Let Haiti Live, a non-profit organization investing in Haitian-led initiatives that strengthen the people’s ability to become more self-sufficient economically, socially, and environmentally.

Our group will be working with 40 youths that are part of the JADPE program (Youth in Action for Development and Protection of the Environment). We will conduct a week-long Summer Camp teaching kids ranging from ages 5-25 English language skills and leadership development (among other relevant topics). We are also doing a construction project: building a kitchen to feed the kids of this community, and storage space that will support the expansion of the group’s reforestation efforts in the region. Our work will help empower youth leaders, help families grow food, and support Haiti’s environment.

Youth empowerment is CRUCIAL to helping Haitians rebuild their country. 100% of your donation will directly support our project that was initiated by the Haitian leaders of the organization. I know how frustrating it has been for many who think so much money has gone to Haiti, but seemed to disappear before making a difference. Here is a way to reach out and know exactly where your dollars are going.

Thank you for your support – even $10 helps!

Your support will:

*Provide hot lunches for 40 kids for the camp (for many, this might be their only hot meal for that day).
* Help provide the educational materials they need for the summer camp.
* Enable us to work on the construction project to expand Let Haiti Live’s capacity.

Please help me exceed my goal of raising $600 for Let Haiti Live by July 15th!

Your donation means a lot to me and to the youth at the JADPE project.

My sincere thanks,

Andrew Mersmann

DONATION PAGE

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