Celebrating a Successful First Annual
Haiti Outreach, together with sponsors Qlik and Erik’s Bike Shop, is celebrating the success of its first annual Ride For Water fundraiser, which was held Sunday July 12 on the scenic Cannon Valley Trail. An enormous thank you to our 26 riders who braved Haiti-like high temperatures but kept their energy and spirits high to complete the 40 mile ride.
Almost $10,000 was raised to support the creation of a new Adopt-A-Well for the community of Malbek, Haiti, which is part of Haiti Outreach’s 100 Well Project focused on the Northeast Department of Haiti. This community well will help the families of Malbek to have close access to clean water, as currently they have to walk half an hour to a spring to gather water that is not clean.
If you would like to show your support for this incredible group of riders and help complete the goal of funding a new community well in Malbek, please go to our donation page and indicate the Cannon Valley Trail Fundraising Bike Ride fund.
Upcoming Haiti Outreach Events
Saturday, September 12 in Chicago – – Time TBD – Fundraising Party with CHAI and Haiti Outreach Chicagoland on a boat on Lake Michigan; Save the Date! Details coming soon.
Saturday, October 3 in Minnesota – – 5:30 – 9:30 pm – Annual Fall Gala at the Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel (at Ridgedale) in Minnetonka, MN; Save the Date!
HELP US REPLACE THIS:
CLEAN WATER = LIVES SAVED
Consider Adopting-a-Well in Haiti!
Haiti Outreach has a unique program that should interest many individuals, churches, and schools, along with Rotary Clubs and other civic groups and foundations: The Adopt-a-Well Program!
In this program, an individual or group sponsor would raise the $15,000 needed for a specific community managed well in rural Haiti. Each community has a name, population, and its own story about where and how far people have to go to get contaminated water that they bring home daily for their families to use, just to survive. You could select the community and raise the money; we would provide the community training to maintain the well and drill it. And you could even visit it or attend the well inauguration!
55 Community Wells Completed in 2014!
A New Record for Haiti Outreach! Thank you for a GREAT year!
We are pleased to announce a new all-time record of community managed wells created in one year by Haiti Outreach and the volunteer water management committees in 55 rural communities in Haiti! These are ALL community managed wells in rural Haiti, where local volunteers are elected and formed into a community water management committee, and then trained to create a system that will sustain the well for as many as 20 years. Once trained, the well gets drilled and completed. This also includes sanitation education and 2 years of monthly inspections!
Would you like to give the Gift of Life – clean, sustainably managed water? Help us set a new record for community wells created in 2015. Just click on the donation button on the right. Make a difference for years to come! Donate in honor of your loved ones, give us the address, and we will send them a special note about your donation in their honor.
Haiti Outreach – Developing Community Clean Water Systems
“In just one day, 200 million work hours are logged by women and girls collecting water. The lost productivity is greater than the combined number of hours in a week by employees at Walmart, UPS, McDonald’s, IBM, Target and Kroger.”
Most of us take clean water for granted. It’s hard to imagine our lives without it. But five million Haitians—half the population—face this situation every day!
Celebrating its seventeenth anniversary this year, Haiti Outreach is committed to the vision of Haiti as developed country and devoted to helping rural Haitians have sustainable, community-managed water and sanitation facilities in their communities.
Haiti Outreach is not an ordinary charitable organization. What sets us apart is that we recognize that, for any development work to be sustainable, the solution must come from the people. Community participation and responsibility are integral and required throughout the entire life of any project. Haiti Outreach is dedicated to helping Haiti become a developed nation—building and maintaining community-initiated projects that advance their development.