I am traveling to Haiti in 2013 to assist the families of Haiti progress on their road to recovery and build sustainable lives.
I write this letter with excitement and gratitude. This past April, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Haiti for a week on a medical trip with the organization, Community Coalition for Haiti (CCH). This trip was an amazing, life-changing experience. After much thought and prayer, I realize now that I am being called to help on a much larger scale. In January, I will be moving to Haiti for one year to serve as the CCH liason, providing daily support to the men, women and children still living in poverty.
CCH is a 501c3 nonprofit, faith-based organization that is dedicated to helping Haitians create a sustainable future by seeking community-driven solutions for meeting the basic needs of the poor. Acting in partnership with local communities and grassroots organizations, CCH has successfully implemented sustainable, long-term solutions throughout its 20-year history in Haiti. As part of my duties with CCH, I will be assisting with and coordinating current programs:
The plans for my journey are already underway. In order to pay for my travel, living expenses and supplies for CCH programs, my goal is to raise $20,000. I realize you are asked on a daily basis to contribute to various causes on top of everyday life expenses, but I hope you trust in me that your donation will go far.
On behalf of the wonderful, resilient people of Haiti, thank you.
Laura O. Schick