CASTING A WIDE NET: HAITI NEEDS ME & YOU
2020 50K Race Community Fundraiser
On December 5th, I will attempt my first 50k trail race: The McDowell Mountain Frenzy in Arizona. My motivation for those 31 miles? Those that are in need in Haiti. Each mile I run will raise the money needed by children for another year of school: children who, without Aid in Action, wouldn't be able to attend school when the pandemic is over. Even if this race is canceled because of COVID, I will still run that distance here in Colorado, raising funds for AIA.
Helping the People of Haiti Help Themselves
Our mission is to empower those who are trapped in poverty through education in communities where there is little or no opportunity for a sustainable future.
Aid in Action is a service organization that provides people and resources to help the Haitian communities in Cit`e Soleil and Citi De Repatriates. Aid In Action provides training for teachers, uniforms for school children and the proper tools and instruction for midwife services. In addition, we provide a trade school education for students that promotes economic growth and stability to the individual and their community.
August 2020 News:
Jean Dube - Experts said that during the month of May, COVID-19 would reach its peak in Haiti and the rate of spread of infections and deaths would be catastrophic. Statistic since then have shown us the opposite. COVID-19 infection rates have stayed relatively low compared to our Neighbors in the Dominican republic.
But while Haiti has been able to withstand COVID-19, it hasn’t had much luck dealing with its own problems. Haiti has been in a downward spiral since last November with constant country lockdowns, pressuring the president to step down. The gourde has gone from 70 gourde to 120 gourde for 1 US dollar in less than a year. Life has become almost twice as expensive, but wages are the same.
The City of Repatriates and Neighboring town Fontaine have completely changed and are now being run by gangs from Cite Soleil.
Electricity is another serious issue countrywide, no one getting power. We just got power two days ago for the first time in 45 days.
The Mayor’s and Senators terms are over and there will be elections soon, so far the political issues have started again in Croix de Mission and Tabarre.
Schools are making an attempt to open, they are starting out with the older kids to see how it works before opening up school for the younger children.
We Need You!
There Are Many Ways To Get Involved