FFA’s activities in Haiti began in 2008 in response to three devastating hurricanes that left hundreds of people dead, most of the harvest destroyed and many cities uninhabitable.
Since then, FFA has raised and disbursed around $K to the mission, enabling them to repair two of the mission’s churches, assist eight families to overcome the aftereffects if the hurricanes, pay priests’ salaries, and tuition for 183 children.
Most recently FFA activities have been focused on responding to the needs of the ROCOR mission in Haiti after the earthquake in January 2010, that devastated the country and threw back the mission to its starting point, destroying cities, homes, the mission’s churches, parishioners’ homes, a school in Port-au-Prince and the priests’ only vehicle that allowed them to visit the faithful all over the country.
Currently the mission is suffering from
- lack of food, water and shelter
- lack of church books, vestments and holy vessels
- absence of church buildings
This ongoing effort has enabled the Fund for Assistance to raise around $160,000 for Haiti. We are continuing our efforts in order to enable the mission to survive; our goal is to raise $2000 a month for our Haitian brothers and sisters.