The situation in Haiti has devolved into a humanitarian
crisis of epic proportions. The brutal assassination of
President Jovenel Moise has exacerbated already critical circumstances. In
the past three years, gang violence has wreaked havoc across the country as
the police and military have had little ability to stop the rampant spread
of kidnappings and murders.
This move toward chaos and anarchy within Haiti has meant
that our Haitian partners must be extraordinarily careful and resourceful
to continue to create life-giving impact. Families are without food
and access to healthcare. The regular operation of schools, the
marketplace, places of business, and transportation has all been negatively
affected by the rise of gang violence and systemic unrest.
The assassination of the President has resulted in Haiti
declaring a 15-day lockdown as officials seek to get a handle on what has
happened and garner international support. In the meantime, people are
There is currently both a short-term and long-term need in
Haiti. In the short term, we want to provide our Haitian partners the
resources they need to care for the people they serve right now. In the
long term, we pray for the development of a relational network of diversely
educated and experienced leaders who can work together to create a consistently
stable Haitian infrastructure. In both cases, HTF is poised to help.
Following the 2010 earthquake, The Haitian Timoun
Foundation was endorsed by the United States Peace Corps as being one
of five reputable US organizations maximizing American contributions into
real, grassroots efforts of humanitarian support and development. Because
the operational expenses of HTF are covered through Covenant Communities
(church partners), 100% of all individual contributions go directly to
serve the people of Haiti. Your designated funds are not used for
Abiding Hope Church, Littleton, CO, the founding
congregation for HTF, started engaging the people in Haiti after a visit in
1997 by our pastor and his wife and which led to the formation and
incorporation of HTF in 2001. This year marks 20 years since the birth of
The Haitian Timoun Foundation.
In the past 2+ decades, we’ve experienced first-hand the
strength and tenacity of the Haitian people as they fight every single day
simply to live. The Haitian passion, heart, and spirit are an inspiration
to the world. But Haiti, like all of us, can’t do it alone. Our Haitian
brothers and sisters need our help NOW MORE THAN EVER!
What can you do?