Four Year Earthquake Anniversary Marks Significant Milestone for Haiti Nonprofit Feeding 80,000 Children Daily
— Reaching more than 200,000 Haitians through holistic programming
— More than 5,000 volunteers annually visit the MOH campus
— Support from 360 North American churches
— Daily providing food to more than 400 Haiti schools & orphanages
— More than 400 permanent homes provided for Haitians since earthquake
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With this Sunday, January 12, marking the four-year anniversary of Haiti’s devastating, 7.0-magnitude earthquake, Mission of Hope (MOH), a Christian nonprofit headquartered in Haiti, announces it has reached a significant milestone. Using prepositioned food supplies stored in the organization’s new 32-thousand square-foot warehouse, Mission of Hope and partner Convoy of Hope are today daily delivering more than 80,000 meals to more than 400 schools and orphanages in Haiti.
“For many children, the meal provided by Mission of Hope is the only food they will eat all day,” said Brad Johnson, President of Mission of Hope.
Founded in 1998, the Haiti-based nonprofit has grown into a 236-acre organization providing a variety of programs impacting more than 200,000 Haitians. More than 360 churches in the United States and Canada uniquely support Mission of Hope. The organization also welcomes hands-on volunteers and annually is visited by more than 5000 North Americans.
MOH uses a holistic model for development and rebuilding by meeting both short-term and long-term needs including housing, medical, food and education. To date, more than four hundred homes have been built to assist in transitioning earthquake survivors from temporary shelters to permanent, concrete homes. The organization is also in the process of building a new technical school, sports complex and hospital. Plus, for every dollar donated to MOH, 97 cents is directly contributed to programming.
“While progress has been slow in some areas, Haiti is advancing and rebuilding,” said Johnson. “Yet, those who say they don’t see Haiti improving likely never saw Haiti before the earthquake and don’t know how far we have come.”
About Mission of Hope
Mission of Hope Haiti (MOH) is a Christian, nonprofit organization serving and ministering to the people of Haiti. As an organization following Jesus Christ, Mission of Hope’s mission is “to bring life transformation to every man, woman, and child in Haiti.”