Father Rick Frechette shares his thoughts on his first 30 years working in Haiti.Read More
"As we accompany our neighbors in rural Haiti, after the devastation of hurricane Matthew, it is clear that they are eager to replant their gardens, fix their roofs, replace their drowned livestock.
They are eager to give their children something to eat for today, and an education and skill that will make them independent tomorrow.
Unlike a shooting start that cannot be followed to any destination, or even admired for very long, the dream of the rural Haitian people is rather like the north star, a compass and guide, steady and clear."
Since the day after hurricane Matthew, we have been scrambling to respond to many pleas for help, mostly from friends.
One of those pleas has been a pretty continuous call from Fr David Fontaine, a brother priest who was begging for help for three cut off and isolated areas: D'Asile, Grand Boucan and Baraderes.
While traveling to Abricot (Jeremy) and Dame Marie in the days right after Matthew to reach our staffs there, (even cutting our way through the fallen trees to get there), I was on the email constantly trying to get a helicopter to reach Fr David and his flock in these three places.
Three days ago, after one aborted try to get to D'Asile by land, we were finally able to get there with food and water- after two blown truck tires and getting stuck in the mud in two different river crossings.Read More
After years of experience with hurricanes, we are preparing for the worst in Haiti.
The winds have begun and the hard rains will follow soon. Sadly, the vast majority of Haiti is in a terribly vulnerable situation.
Tonight at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City, Caterpillar announced that it would be giving a 3500 generator to St. Luke's Foundation for Haiti. St. Luke's provides healthcare, education and dignified humanitarian outreach to the least served populations of Haiti, with programs that employ more than 1,000 Haitian staff members.Read More
Dear friends of our St Luke Mission in Haiti,
About six weeks ago, I sent out an appeal, and I just want to report back to you that THANKS TO YOUR HELP, we are still able to maintain three different cholera centers, that save lives of adults and children.Read More