On January 12, 2011, seventeen students, six adults and I experienced and witnessed the devastation of the earthquake. While much money was pledged to the reconstruction of Haiti, according to CNN, and CBC, little was accomplished due to complicated government issues, land disputes, and red tape. In August, 2011 I led a team back to Haiti and we can testify to the accuracy of this report. In response, we initiated a house building program called Each one Build one. Kootenay Christian Fellowship partnered with Haiti Arise, a Haitian humanitarian organization, to build 1000 homes in 2011. Every dollar donated went directly towards building safe, earthquake resistant, appropriate Haitian homes. We are still attempting to do what we can to help. Please donate today. Pastor Jim Reimer This video shows our previous work in Haiti as well as our EachONE BuildONE project.
To find out more about HaitiARISE, please click the following link: www.haitiarise.org
EACHone BUILDone is a reconstruction plan to put people back in their homes.
Currently: The construction of 72 homes has been completed as of January, 2016. Thank you all for your help! This project is still ongoing, as there are still many displaced families in Haiti. If you'd like to help please donate, or call the office at 250.352.1722 to join our next mission.
In Grand-Goave, there are an estimated 30,000 people homeless. People are not able to sleep at night when the rain is falling as water runs through their tents, soaking their makeshift beds, clothes and children. Children, who sleep in separate tents from their parents, are at risk from physical and sexual assults.
The following criteria will be required for selected the families who will benefit from this program.
Kootenay Christian Fellowship520 Falls Street (1/2 Block up from Baker Street)Nelson, BC V1L 6B5