In late April, Project 81 members, Clayton Nylund, Reid Fleshman, Cassandra Griggs and Jessie Otero travelled to Destiny Village Orphanage to resupply the newly constructed school in Village 81. Each of the team members are educators within the United States, and helped gather and purchase the supplies that were delivered. The team also purchased 400 … Continue reading EDUCATION TEAM VISITS HAITI
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
Project 81 founders, Jared and Annie Brown, returned to Haiti over Christmas to visit Port Au Prince and Pierre Payan. The two checked on P81’s food shipments in Port Au Prince and Destiny Village Orphanage. The orphanage recently took in over a dozen new orphans that the Browns’ were able to meet for the first … Continue reading CHRISTMAS TRIP TO DESTINY VILLAGE ORPHANAGE
Earlier this month, the students of Club 81 from Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate High School made the decision to provide gifts for underprivileged girls at Shaw Elementary in Tampa. The club members purchased forty gifts ranging from board games to barbies. The team wrapped each gift and hand delivered them on Friday the 17th.
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.
Hello all just wanted to take a second and let you know what we have been up to as of late. I am on a flight returning from our last Haiti trip which was a short one but we accomplished a lot! We finalized our search in finding the perfect person that lives in Port … Continue reading EARTHQUAKE RELIEF TRIP III
Just wanted to take a second and update everyone with what is happening with Project 81! We have been very busy in meetings and connecting with people to make the vision of Project 81 expand. Some of the things in the works now: - sent down another Container of 335,000 …or 44,000lbs of meals from … Continue reading RELIEF UPDATE
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