Tremors of Hope in Haiti
At 08:29:09 EDT on the morning of August 14th, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the Tiburon Peninsula in the Caribbean nation of Haiti. Haiti is not a stranger to devastating earthquakes, and might be one of the places on earth where hardship is easiest to find. While we haven’t spent a lot of time in Haiti, this beautiful island still holds a special place in our hearts. Our third son, Samuel, was baptized in Haiti when we visited our friends there back in 2015. Haiti is a beautiful place, Haiti is a hard place. When we first heard of the devastation of the earthquake, we knew we wanted to help in some way, though we weren’t exactly sure how. I reached out to a few friends, and just a few weeks ago, some of our dearest friends, David and Andrea Quinn connected us to a need they had recently become aware of, and we felt it would be the right place for us to invest the Good for Others portion of your Rooted purchases.
You may remember hearing about the Quinn’s from our March blog post, their family lived in Haiti for a number years and were instrumental in starting the Our Lady of Rest home for the elderly there which we have been able to support. When I connected with David about this supporting a need in Haiti, he was quick to share with me about a project that one of their friends Beata was working on. If you read the story of the good work done in March, you might remember that Beata manages the home.