I would like to again thank everyone from the Primitive Baptist Foundation, DMI and all the Primitive Baptist churches that continue to be part of changing lives in Haiti.
I had the opportunity again to be on the ground in Haiti after a major disaster. The country is in bad shape, and will continue to be that way for a long time. Beyond the devastation that was left by Hurricane Matthew is the damage to the food supply in the country. Close to 80% of the crops grown for the country were in the affected area and most of them have been destroyed.
The Good Samaritan Project (GSP) and the Primitive Baptist Church of Haiti
The Good Samaritan Project and the Primitive Baptist Church of Haiti stood strong during the hurricane. The new houses and church, which the PB Foundation supported, were used to shelter many people from the community. The major part of the damage was to food storage and the generator. An earlier report from Pastor Enock indicated roof damage to some buildings. However, this damage was to the makeshift structures built after the earthquake in 2010. The new structures are housing orphans and the old structures are used for classrooms.
Thanks to your generous donations and the efforts of Elder Pat McCoy and DMI, the food supply for orphans at GSP is being replenished.
The electric generator was flooded when a tree fell on the shed where it was stored. This diesel Kubota generator was purchased a few years back and is used to provide lights for them at night and to have music and instruments during church services. Repairs to the generator have been quoted at $2500 US Dollars. The generator is in the repair shop until funds are available to repair it.
Assisting Church Members
Pastor Enock and I decided to help church members that lost or had damage to their homes. I have agreed to help raise funds to purchase the supplies, and church members will help each other with the repairs. Below is a list of needed building material. This will be as much as we can purchase for the next few months.
Sheet metal, $8 each - need 100
2x4x16 wood beams, $15 each - need 50
Wood planks, $9 each - need 50
Nails of various sizes, $3 per pound - need 10 pounds
Work gloves, $5 a pair
The overall food supply in Haiti has taken a heavy hit. Many in the community are having a hard time feeding themselves. I ask that you consider helping us provide some food for them on a short-term basis. This is a list of supplies needed.
50 Pound bags of rice, $40 each
50 Pound bags of beans, $45 each
Oil for cooking, $10 per gallon
5 Pound bags of Sugar, $5 each
I know that many of you recently gave funds to help feed the children, which is a huge help. I ask again that you pray and ask for guidance in helping church members and their families. Donations for food should be sent to Elder Pat McCoy and DMI. Donations for the building materials or generator repairs should be sent to the Primitive Baptist Foundation.
Please feel free to contact me by email if you have any questions concerning the work in Haiti.
Don Mapp: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat McCoy: email@example.com