In coordination with The Crossing Church of Tampa, the Project 81 team assisted in packaging over 250,000 meals for Haiti. The event was held over a two day period, where thousands of church and community members rallied together to make the dream a reality. Project 81 also arranged for Deputy Mayor, Jean Gael, to attend … Continue reading FOOD FOR HAITI
Reid Fleshman will be traveling to Haiti on October 3rd to stay at Destiny Village Orphanage and will stay through the beginning of December. He has raised money to plant fruit trees for shade and fruit, begin a compost pile and start a garden plot. To grow in Haiti will require the orphanage to haul in … Continue reading FLESHMAN TO HAITI
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
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.