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Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery is currently offering service opportunities through our two different partner organizations: We Care Haiti and the Haiti Housing Network.

We Care Haiti

Partnership with Texas Baptist Disaster Recovery and We Care Haiti.

How did it Begin?

James Cundiff, a McKinney businessman and volunteer with Texas Baptist Men, was among the first responders to the Haitian earthquake in January 2010. We Care Haiti was born out of his experiences during the aftermath of that disaster. The organization remains living and active, ministering in the areas of reconstruction, medical needs, hunger, child education and development. Learn more about their work at wecarehaitiministries.org.

What Can I Do?

From multivitamins to manpower, Haiti’s needs are glaring and immediate. You can contribute through Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery at texasbaptists.org/give or donate directly to We Care Haiti at www.wecarehaitiministries.org/i-care.

Volunteer teams will continue travelin to Haiti throughout the year. Contact Marla Bearden at marla.bearden@texasbaptists.org or 214-828-5382, if your church is interested in joining us on any trip in 2014. Call to check possible dates.

Dates: September & November 2014; 2015 pending (call to organize specific weeks).

Who: Students and Adults (18 and up)

Cost: $1,500

Lodging, meals and transportation to and from the airport are included in the projected cost of the trip.

Group Size: up to 30 per group

What will we be doing? Construction, medical work, dental work, Bible teaching and community development projects

Haiti Housing Network

The January 2010 earthquake left Grand Goave, Haiti with 90% of it homes and other buildings destroyed. Texas Baptist Disaster Recovery is working with the Haiti Housing Network to provide small living quarters for families still living in tents. Teams will go to Grand Goave, Haiti and work with the Haiti Housing Network to build houses out of rubble. So far, more than 125 houses have been built.

Who: Students and Adults

Cost: $1,400 (cost of flights, meals, and transportation included)

Volunteer housing will be at the Conscience International Guest House. Lodging, meals and transportation to and from the airport are included in the projected cost of the trip.

Group Size: up to 40 per group

Special Note: Each team must pay for the house they build. Houses cost $4,500. This is an added expense to the trip.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities in Haiti please contact Marla Bearden at marla.bearden@texasbaptists.org or Gerald Davis at gerald.davis@texasbaptists.org. We will work to find which dates best fit your group.

Click here for important information on volunteering in Haiti.

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