by Abby thackston 500 Lives Impacted
Trip Dates: January 11 - 18, 2020Team Name: Team PetersonTrip Description: Initially, this trip was to be in March of 2019 and to build a home ...
Trip Dates: January 11 - 18, 2020
Team Name: Team Peterson
Initially, this trip was to be in March of 2019 and to build a home for Peterson Volmar. Due to unrest in Haiti and scheduling challenges, this trip was rescheduled to January of 2020. In the meantime, Peterson's family's home was built on schedule (exclusively by Haitian workers and thanks to the previous fundraising). Team Peterson will paint Peterson's house. And the advantage of the trip having been postponed is that Team Peterson can take on another project, to build a home for another family in need.
Joanette Raymond lives with her grandmother, mother, one older sister, one younger brother, and a cousin. Her father is no longer living, and her mother struggles to support her family. Her uncle pays for them to live in a rented home, but they move frequently. Joanette's mother owns land, so we will build a new home for Joanette and her family to live in.
August 1, 2019 - TOHH Registration and
Non-refundable deposit of $125.00
(Deposit is required at registration; other fees can by paid by later date)
August 15, 2019 - After your TOHH registration to be on this trip you will be asked to fill out other forms. All forms are required to be completed by this date.
September 1, 2019 - Must purchase flights and email confirmation itinerary to email@example.com (Check with your team leader for exact flight information)
(Teams are to be on the same flight to ensure everyone is together, prices may vary)
November 23, 2019 - Final Balance of Guesthouse fee of $525 and house building cost due
ORIGINAL TRIP DESCRIPTION:
In October of 2016, right after Hurricane Matthew, Be Like Brit Team AfterMatt went to Haiti to build a home for someone in the Grand Goâve community affected by the hurricane. On the job site, there was a 12-year old boy, named Peterson Volmar, who jumped right in and helped the team. He showed up every day and was always hard-working, engaging, funny, and honest. He captured the hearts of our entire team. However, the reason he was on the job site is that he wasn’t in school. Soon thereafter, Peterson was enrolled in Tree of Hope Haiti’s educational Sponsorship Program, so he is now attending school at Mission of Hope International (MOHI).
Our group was impressed that Peterson came to help total strangers build a home for another total stranger. The goal of this trip is to return that favor to Peterson. While Team Peterson could certainly raise funds for this home to be built for Peterson’s family, instead we want to demonstrate to Peterson and his family that he made such a strong impression on us that many of us (and others who have met him on subsequent Be Like Brit trips) are returning to Haiti specifically to build a home for Peterson and his family.