HELO Orphanage in Haiti

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Hurricane Matthew

After days of agonizing silence following Hurricane Matthew, we finally have some news from Haiti, good and bad:

The good news is no one is injured, everyone -- staff and children -- are okay.

The bad news is we lost roofs on the church, primary school, home 2, and home 3. Children and staff have sought refuge in the new secondary school, which has a concrete roof. Mattresses are ruined, not sure what else, including food in our store rooms. Few buildings are standing in the community where there is heavy wind and flood damage. We are relieved that the children are okay. Buildings can be replaced. Lives cannot.

We are moved by the realization that we completed the primary school just before the earthquake in 2010, and that school became home to many children orphaned by that earthquake. We completed the secondary school just before Hurricane Matthew, which is now home to many of those same children. God is good, faithful, and stronger than any disaster.

We've a lot of work to do, we are so grateful for our faith, your love and your support. We will update you again when we more concrete information about a rebuilding strategy.

First Day of School!

September 5, 2016 -- the very first day of school for HELO's new secondary school!!

Secondary School

A Roof Goes Up

Everyone is hard at work trying to get our new school finished before classes start in September!  This year we will teach Pre-K through 9th.  Next year, God willing, through 12th! school roof

HELO's Secondary School

Construction begins on HELO's new secondary school! IMG 1377

Dance4HELO

Grab your friends, kids, siblings, parents, etc. and participate in the challenge! Help us raise funds for our school and awareness about the crippling cost of education in Haiti.

Here's the rules of the challenge:
1. Post a video of you dancing to your favorite song (solo or with others)
2. Tag HELO on either Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (or all of the above! Username on Instagram and Twitter: @helohaiti)
3. Use the hashtag ‪#‎Dance4HELO‬ in your post
4. Challenge your friends and family to do the same!

Don't want to dance? No problem, simply make a donation to HELO for our school and students. Gifts of all sizes will go a long way!

Just hit the "Donate Now" button, top right hand corner, or go to "How to Help" page.THANK YOU for your support!!
 

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