Haiti Allies is the organization I helped found in 1999, and this is the group I do all of my Haiti related work at this point. Please visit our website at www.haitiallies.org for lots of information about this organization and our partners in Haiti.
Among other things, we focus on education, feeding people, health care, and creating jobs wherever possible.
We also lead group trips to Haiti twice a year, usually at the beginning of February and at the beginning of August.
Again, please visit the website. There are a few videos available on the site that will introduce you to the work and to our friends in Haiti. And please be in touch if you would like to get involved! We have some great Church Partnership programs for children, teens, and adults that you can find out about on the website.
Thanks and God bless,
The rest of what you'll read below is a bit outdated, but the organizations I describe are all doing great work.
Madison Christian Community: This is my home church community in Madison, WI We are an ecumenical partnership between Community of Hope UCC and Advent ELCA Lutheran Church. MCC is also the structure through which I now do my work in Haiti.
The What If? Foundation: What If? was founded by my close friend Margaret Trost in 2000. Margaret traveled to Haiti with me on a Ministry of Money trip in January of that year, and she developed a friendship with Fr. Jerry Jean-Juste who spoke with our group during that trip. Fr. Jean-Juste spoke of his desire to start a meal program in his church neighborhood to feed hungry children, and Margaret's heart and spirit connected immediately to this dream. Under her amazing leadership, this foundation has grown to the point at which it now feeds about 1000 children and 250 adults 5 times a week, and also sends over 100 students to school. I'm on the board of this organization, and have been privileged to watch this effort grow. Margaret has written a book about her journey with What If? that will be available very soon. Paul Farmer, the well known physician who is the focus of the book by Tracy Kidder called Mountains Beyond Mountains, wrote the forward to the book. I hope you'll read Margaret's book and learn more about What If's work. Some of my song lyrics are in the book as well…