In February, Project 81 received a check for $5000 from Pearl Jam bassist and Project 81 partner, Jeff Ament. In conjunction with District Representative Garcia Delva, these funds will be used to drill a well in the town of Dessalines. Desalines sits in an extremely arid region of Haiti and many citizens have to walk … Continue reading PEARL JAM BASSIST FUNDS WELL
Club 81 of Tampa assisted P81 partner, James Duverlus, in putting on a remembrance ceremony for the Haiti earthquake of 2010. The event was held in St. Petersburg, Florida and 71 earthquake survivors were in attendance. The ceremony was also graced by Mayor Bill Foster of St. Petersburg. Mayor Foster spoke of hope towards the … Continue reading EARTHQUAKE ANNIVERSARY
To help battle the cholera outbreak in central Haiti, Project 81 sent a medical team to Village 81, Montrouis and Dessalines. Dr. John Hudson and Stephanie Houghton, a registered nurse, led the effort. Hundreds were treated for stomach pain and diarrhea.
Project 81 team has made the decision to provide scholarships to 81 Haitian children in the city of Dessalines. Public education is not free throughout the nation, and as a result, many families cannot afford the $98 per year that is necessary for enrollment.
A Project 81 team returned from Haiti April 3rd. Much is still needed to provide the Haitian people with resources to meet their basic needs in life. Many thousands of people still lack even a simple tarp for shelter. Crude structures of bed sheets and cardboard remain the only shelter for many. As the rainy … Continue reading EARTHQUAKE RELIEF TRIP II
On behalf of Project 81 Incorporated, I would like to thank each and every team member who helped with our relief effort this past week. A thank you goes out to Ben Montgomery of the St. Petersburg Times for telling the story. We would like to thank our medical professionals, John Hudson, Stephanie Houghton, Brian … Continue reading THANK YOU
The primary goal of the relief trip team was to support mayor Jean Gael in his efforts to assist the 800,000 residents of Delmas district, Port-au-Prince. Project 81 has been a friend and supporter Jean Gael´s for several years. Under the direction of the mayor, the relief team was able to treat approximately 500 Delmas residents at a temporary … Continue reading RELIEF TRIP ACCOUNT
The relief team rendezvoused in Miami in preparation for tomorrow’s flight to Port-au-Prince. A U-haul of medical supplies, shoes, tents, tarps etc… was driven down from Tampa through a torrent down pour of rain and gusty winds. Two other vehicles were part of the caravan. Other team members arrived in Miami by air through out … Continue reading EARTHQUAKE RELIEF TRIP I
Today, the families of Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate High School came together and donated hundreds of pairs of clothing and thousands of dollars worth of medical supplies and food for the relief effort in Haiti. Project 81 would first like to thank the students of BDCHS who gave so generously for the cause. …We would also like … Continue reading SUPPLY DRIVE
Dear Friends: As you probably have heard, a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti; the poorest country in the western hemisphere on January 12th. You may or may not know that I recently visited Haiti in October of 2009 with Project 81 Inc, a non-profit humanitarian organization; one of the founders being my college roommate … Continue reading A CALL FOR AID