Angel Aloma, the executive director of Food for the Poor, is scheduled to address the Boca Grande Committee at an event that will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Boca Bay Power House. Committee members include Ben and Louise Scott, the Rev. Gary Beatty, the Rev. Bryan Brightly, the Rev. Jerome Carosella, the Rev. Read Heydt, George and Lois Castrucci, Patricia Chapman, Ray and Iliene Corcoran, Charlie and Florita Field, Evelyn Finnegan, Lou and Corie Fusz, Stephen and Susan Jansen, Tom and Nancy Lorden, Colvin and Madelaine McCrady, and John and Pauline Mendez.
Michaud, a small impoverished farming community with approximately 10,000 residents, will be the location of Boca Grande’s Friendship Village II. The permanent houses are being constructed to relocate families living in Port-au-Prince’s tent cities, after their homes were destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. The first village built by the Boca Grande Hope for Haitians Committee through Food For The Poor is in Pierre Payen.
Boca Grande’s goal through Food For The Poor is to provide 40 families in Michaud with two-room houses that will include sanitation units and kitchenettes. Each family will also be given two solar-powered lanterns and four solar-powered street lamps will be installed in the community. The village will also be enhanced by the addition of a community center, 200 fruit trees, 80 goats and a water filtration unit.
Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.
For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.
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