When the earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, the country was already dealing with turmoil. Emergency efforts to rebuild and restore living conditions are complicated even ten years later as prior to the earthquake Haitians were already dealing with a number of crises including food shortages and government upheaval. The worldwide attention and relief efforts following the earthquake became an opportunity not to simply help the Haitians, but also to encourage them to develop the tools they need to govern themselves independently to ensure long-term growth and a positive future.
Jim Goldenberg, Cathartes Principal and Board Member of the Saint Rock Haiti Foundation, originally became involved with the Foundation through his children’s school volunteer program.
Cathartes has since been able to offer support and expertise to impact various community development projects including the construction of a new medical clinic and birthing center, and donated 500 solar panels to build a solar micro grid power plant to power to the new buildings.
Saint Rock Haiti Foundation is a Boston-based non-profit organization that provides critical lifesaving medical support as well as support of educational and micro finance programs to the Saint Rock region of Haiti. Being the poorest county in the western hemisphere, the impact that SRHF is able to make on the community is enormous. It has operated in Haiti for 15 years and, by bridging the resources and expertise of it’s New England support base, it serves as a model for how non-governmental organization’s can provide transformative support to resource poor regions around the world.
If you are interested in supporting The Saint Rock Haiti Foundation, there are many opportunities to become involved. Learn more about what they’re doing on the Foundation’s website at http://www.saintrock.org/. To make a financial contribution to their efforts, click here to donate.